Featured Gardens: From Backyards to Community Spaces
We have three exciting gardens to feature this week:
- A new garden installation for a family with kids
- What’s new at the Ambler Community Garden
- A school garden renovation for Shady Grove Elementary
Lastly, an addition to our Harvest Toolkit: our new Recipe Index!
New Raised Bed Garden
Welcome to another new raised garden from Backyard Eats! This family wanted to learn how to grow food and share the experience with their kids.
We set them up with everything for success, like:
To view more photos of this garden, view the original Instagram post here
To start your own homegrown food journey, book a consultation today!
Ambler Community Garden
If you haven’t visited the Ambler Community Garden yet, you should! This time of year the garden is exploding with summer plants including:
- Perennial elderberries and chokeberries
- Annual summer crops like peppers and tomatoes
- Many kitchen herbs like basil, sage, and rosemary
View a moon gate trellis in action! In Ambler, this metal archway supports climbing squash plants for a show-stopping display. See pictures below:
To learn more about the Ambler Community Garden and their public hours, visit their Instagram or Facebook page @amblercommunitygarden. Let them know Backyard Eats sent you!
#TBT: Shady Grove Elementary
Before Backyard Eats’ garden renovation, Shady Grove Elementary’s school garden was difficult to maintain. They requested a design with:
Clean, geometric layout
Aesthetic curb appeal
We improved the space with:
Neat raised beds
Stone pathways between beds (no mowing required!)
Pollinator-friendly flowers to add color
Annual vegetables watered by drip irrigation
Custom planting plan to maximize potential throughout the year
Backyard Eats also helped Shady Groves’ Garden Committee draft designs, present budget items, and coach community volunteers.