Maybe you’d love to have a little garden right by your kitchen door so you can add just the right fresh herbs to those great Sicilian recipes your grandmother taught you. Maybe this darned slope won’t grow grass and you’re ready to see the whole thing covered in fruit bushes. Edible landscaping creates spaces that are good for the palate, good for the soil, good for the wildlife, and good for your peace of mind.
We serve the greater Charlottesville area, working with folks of all backgrounds and experiences, providing as much or as little assistance as you need, to create beautiful and productive gardens tailored to each client and each site. Since each garden is different in scale and scope, we’ll work with you to create a plan that meets your needs without breaking the bank.
A consultation provides you with a detailed assessment of your site’s possibilities and challenges, as well as an opportunity to discuss your goals. Whether you’re taking the DIY route or hiring us for design, this conversation will help you identify next steps towards creating the garden of your dreams.
We create unique designs tailored to meet your needs and resources, from sidewalk flower gardens to home orchards, and everything in between. Each design begins with detailed analysis of existing conditions to ensure a vibrant landscape that will provide bountiful harvests for years to come. Designs include scaled drawings and planting recommendations that will help you visualize and budget for an outdoor space that really works for you.
Our crew can accomplish in a few days what would take a busy homeowner months or even years to achieve. We use only the highest-quality, locally-sourced, regionally-adapted plants to maximize both production and resilience of your landscape. We welcome client participation, as it’s a great way to learn some of our techniques and develop a relationship with your new plants!
While our landscapes are design for maximum self-maintenance as minimal cost, most folks want a little help growing into their new garden. We offer customized maintenance packages that help reduce the learning curve while keeping your landscape in optimal health. Email [email protected] for details and to set up your maintenance package.
Interested in learning more about edible landscaping opportunities for your neighborhood, church, or school? Consider hosting C’ville Foodscapes for a presentation. We are passionate about education and work to teach in Charlottesville as much as possible. We’ll cover the benefits of edible landscaping, what grows well in our area, resources for getting started, and most importantly, your questions!