Entirely Edible


A low maintenance, landscape utilizing entirely edible plants was created for this young, busy family in Brookline.

Clean lines and formal planting beds were used to compliment this elegant home.  A variety of hedges, edible trees, perennials and masses of groundcovers, all with edible parts, create a vibrant, multi dimensional landscape. The design incorporates drip irrigation, minimizing water loss by efficiently delivering water directly into the soil surrounding the root systems.  

A stepping stone path from the front to rear of the home creates a gateway to a more private, intimate backyard.  Textural woodland plants of varying heights and colors naturally spread as they thrive in this shady part of the property.  Carried into the backyard, the stepping stones weave around raised planting beds filled with perennial and annual edible fruits, vegetables and herbs. 

Edible Plants Used:

  • Front Yard: Amalenchiar Trees (Edible Berries), Blueberry Hedges (Berries)
  • Rear And Side Yards: Peach Tree, Fastigiate Apple Trees, Grape Vines (Multiple Varieties), Currants, Gooseberries, Strawberry Plants As Groundcover, Ostrich Ferns, Tomatoes (multiple Varieties), Bush Beans, Climbing Beans, Thyme, Oregano, Lavender (English And French), Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplants, Sage, Chives, Basil, Swiss Chard, Rhubarb, Mixed Greens


Gardens, Residential

Brookline, MA


Landscape Contractor:
Pat’s Contracting (Hardscape)
Irrigation: Green Lawn Irrigation
Photography: Beth Shafner