Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New Potager.

Welcome to the new 2010 Herb Garden. When I visited this week, they were mulching the beds with cocoa bean shells.
BBG's link

"Please eat the Flowers" Herbs and vegetables ornamentally arranged along stone paths.

Trellis system awaits climbers.

Espalier fruit tree training coarse.

A la Carte... Various herbs and vegetables cue up waiting to be planted.


Edible Brooklyn... Bon Appetite.

Hardscape: The Living Classroom's kitchen design triangle...
Tool Shed+Sink+Waterfall.

Center Stage.

"Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Herb Garden explores the origins, botany, and beauty of the plants we know as food. Reflecting the diverse cultures and culinary traditions of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, the Herb Garden serves as a vibrant living classroom where the community can learn practical urban food gardening techniques and tips for making sustainable food choices. The garden is designed to be a decorative but utilitarian potager, or kitchen garden, that freely mixes medicinal and culinary herbs, vegetables, berries, fruit trees, and flowers."

Roughly hewn granite trough sink paired with matching chopping island, both supported by hand forged iron bases.

Water falls through carved stone portals into this concrete brute-styled pool.

Yes, this is the tool shed.

Composting bins never looked so good.

The Overlook Pavilion gives one a bird's eye view of the garden's geometry

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