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Take the Vegetable Garden to New Heights

A linear design makes a space more productive, organized, and inviting

Fine Gardening - Issue 166

The task was a bit overwhelming: Design and create an edible garden that was productive enough to supply produce for a restaurant, make sure it looked beautiful most of the year, and make it exciting and engaging—not only for gardeners like me but also for someone who has never held a pair of pruners. Oh, and did I mention that all of this had to happen on a city rooftop? This was the challenge presented by the Vancouver Club, a private social club in the heart of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The opportunity provided me with a platform for do something I had never tried before—to create a new kind of vegetable garden, one that had an attractive modern aesthetic and was superproductive. So, designer David Hepworth, builders from Conex Construction, general manager of the club Philip Ireland, and I got together and decided the best way to accomplish that…

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