The Telegraph wrote recently about the latest trends in garden design. It cites Aralia’s innovative use of vertical planting as edible growing spaces, in particular for growing herbs:

‘The new trend in “green walls” is to fill them with edible plants, rather than perennials and ferns. Salad leaves, leafy herbs, violas and nasturtiums are popular. Patricia Fox of Aralia Garden Design has even planted a vertical “tea garden” before, with a selection of herbs for brewing herbal tea.’

This is a reference to Aralia’s use of edible and herbal plants in both of our award winning Chelsea Flower Show gardens. You can read more about these designs in our Portfolio. A herbal green wall was included in our 2012 show garden entitled ‘Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow’, whilst our 2009 show garden ‘Freshly Prepped’ featured a green wall of salad crops and hanging colanders of ripe strawberries ready for use in our stylish outdoor kitchen.

Aralia likes to stay ahead of the trend, so although this trend is being picked up now nearly a decade later, we’re working on many exciting design details for our latest landscape commissions. Watch this space for our latest ideas being put into action.

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