Culinary Gardens

Horizontal Meets Vertical: B&Q Edible Garden - Chelsea 2011

Chelsea B&Q Garden near and far Photo © Alice Joyce

An ambitious design emphasizing edible gardening and sustainability set apart the B&Q Garden at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins and winner of Gold, the garden boasted the tallest form to appear at Chelsea: A 27-foot high tower representing one of the garden’s 5 demonstration zones, with plants comprising edible selections – either entirely so, or species chosen for their edible stems, roots, leafs, buds or fruit.

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California Wine Country

Kendall-Jackson Winery Gardens

K-J Blooms of Bressingham Borders  (Alice Joyce photo)

Kendall-Jackson winery features perennial borders designed by British horticulturist Adrian Bloom: The son of famed plantsman, Alan Bloom, and the author of numerous gardening books featuring Foggy Bottom, Adrian Bloom’s personal garden in Norfolk. There is also a 2 1/2 acre culinary garden, with herbs and produce are used for the winery’s Wine & Food Pairings; and a Viticultural Demonstration Garden. Wine Tasting can be enjoyed year-round at Kendall -Jackson in Sonoma County, located near Santa Rosa in Northern California Wine Country.

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California Wine Country

DeLoach Vineyards .. Organic / Biodynamic

DeLoach Chardonnay Hawk Hill Vineyard (Alice Joyce photo)

DeLoach Vineyards, Sonoma: Organic viticulture is integrated with the biodynamic farming employed not only at DeLoach, but among the Maisons & Domaines of the Boisset Family of wineries, reaching from California to France, Italy to Québec. (In 2009 the DeLoach estate vineyards received biodynamic certification from Demeter.) Organic culinary gardens reflect the quality and commitment of the vineyard to organically-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cloned grapes: Farming practices that have earned DeLoach CCOF certification.

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