When planning a kitchen in my view I think it is wonderful to be able to bring your garden into your kitchen, whether by having large windows or sliding doors bringing in light and access to the outside.
One of my favourite aspects of a garden is creating a kitchen gardent. When you want to grow a few salads, herbs and vegetables for the kitchen but don’t fancy the look of a traditional allotment right next to the house, a potager is the perfect compromise. It’s a pretty and productive design borrowed from the grand chateau gardens of France. Planting is in formal beds, edged with low and tightly clipped hedging, but instead of flowers you grow edible veg, setting it out in geometric patterns rather than straight rows
Alan Fred Titchmarsh, MBE, DL, HonFSE is an English gardener, presenter, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes.