Vote for the Best Edible Garden in the Gardenista Considered Design Awards
Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 12 categories in the Considered Design Awards, on both Gardenista and Remodelista. You can vote once a day in each category, now through August 15.
In the Best Edible Garden category, which was open to both professional designers and amateur gardeners, our five finalists are Judy Bown, Barnes Walker Ltd, Rob Maday Landscape Architecture, Kristin Korbin, and Betsy Spears.
Betsy Spears | Mt. Washington, MA | Vegetable Garden with Fountain
Design Statement: “Raised bed vegetable, herb, and flower garden with cruciform paths and center fountain. I say that I ‘husband the wild.’ So many plants (foxgloves, poppies, red kale, red mustard, camomile, violas) reseed themselves in different spots each year. I let them, with some editing along with planting rows of vegetables.”
Chosen by: Gardenista editor in chief Michelle Slatalla, who said: “The garden is a delightful marriage of edible and ornamental plants, with comfortable chairs perfectly positioned if you want to sit and watch the vegetables grow (beats TV, in my opinion).”
Above: “Fountain and view to the rock garden stone steps.”
Above: “Overall view looking from the stone steps to the east.”
Above: “Front to back: Italian pole beans, camomile, red mustard, chives, poppies, garlic, French beans, peas.”
Above: “Sitting arrangement by the vegetable garden and barn.”
Kristin Korbin | Sonoma”¨, CA | Vineyard Family Garden
Design Statement: “We converted an old greenhouse into a chicken coop and built raised planters for our vineyard in Sonoma, California. This project began with practical goals: We hoped for fresh eggs and vegetables for our large family meals, but designing and building this as a family has strengthened our bond.”
Chosen by: Guest judge and event designer David Stark, who said, “I love the relationship of the chicken coop and barn to the outdoor spaces–big and boxy and nicely proportioned to the broad strokes of the landscape. I also appreciate how the fire pit and seating area is defined by the raised planters. The proportion of that living space feels so right with the view it overlooks.”
Above: “Reclaimed bespoke barn door made from turn-of-the-century homestead siding.”
Above: “Chicken coop and Rhode Island Red chick tucked behind a meyer lemon and yuzu tree.”
Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 12 categories in the Considered Design Awards, on bot