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Gardenista Considered Design Awards: Vote for the Best Edible Garden

July 10, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Gardenista Team

Below are the Gardenista finalists for the Best Edible Garden, submitted by both professional designers and readers. To see all the photos for each project, scroll down within each box. You can vote once a day in each category now through July 15. Share images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest using the sharing tools embedded beneath each image. Happy voting!


Lorraine Hamilton Rhubarb Designs. Wood and Steel Vegetable Beds for a Salt Spring Island Edible Garden. Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada. “After years of trying to find a designed solution to traditional raised beds for clients, we now build and install these custom deck containers.”



Molly Wood Garden Design. Edible Estate Garden in Southern California. Costa Mesa, CA. “An estate garden in Southern California is the perfect place to grow food–citrus in particular. The entry courtyard is constant beauty, with the heavenly scent of blossoms, and the color of fruit. Throughout the property edibles are planted with perennials. Harvesting is like hide and seek in your garden. “



Kelley Witt. Vintage Containers in a Robust Family Garden. Santa Ynez, CA. “We live in wine country above Santa Barbara. We have a problem with all wildlife: deer, squirrel, and rabbits, to name a few. This is a family vegetable garden filled with tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.”



BaDesign. Steel Planters and Arbors Support Oranges and Herbs. Oakland, CA. “What happens when an architect and a frugivore decide to hire a design team with a metal shop and a passion for food to reinvent their landscape?  Modern Edibles are made: steel planters, trellising, and garden armatures infuse modern flavor while supporting an abundance of edibles.”



Star Apple Edible Gardens. Fruit Trees, Flowers, and a Green-Roofed Chicken Coop. Lafayette, CA. “Home to a growing family, six chickens and a whole lot of food–and where we experiment and find inspiration for our Star Apple gardens! The garden includes fruit trees, a dedicated kitchen garden, three-bin compost system, a green roofed chicken coop and a whole lot of flowers!”