An Integrated Garden for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Herbs in the patio soften hard edges and provide sensory and culinary delight, The Lawn provides a place to play. Ornamentals such as shrubs, herbaceous plants and annuals are grown all around and play a key role in pest control by creating biodiversity and attracting beneficial insects. Fruit mingle with with other plants for their beauty and produce, rich in vitamins.
Vegetables for a healthy diet are grown in raised beds and attractively in the borders. A mixture of grains and pulses provide protein, green leafy vegetables provide iron and other essential vitamins for a balanced diet.
The Greenhouse provides a place to grow tender crops like melons and peppers in summer and green leafy crops sown in autumn give fresh greens rich in vitamins, in winter.
Kentish Chestnut features from local traditionally coppiced woodland. A renewable resource supporting woodland habitat and keeping woodcraft skills alive.
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