Daily Archives: August 11, 2013

Round beds

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre Garden; August 2013

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre Garden; August 2013

This bed is in the garden of the Visitor Centre in the Brecon Beacons and it struck me as an incredibly valuable growing space.

I could easily reach to the middle from the edge so guess it to be about 2.4 meters across. This bed was planted with herbs but could have easily fitted a wig-wam of beans, a squash plant, salad crops and some brassicas and with thought to the varieties used still remained a decorative focus for the garden.

A perfect one person, low maintainance vegetable garden.

The bed was in the middle of a average-ish sized garden (as far as I can tell, I certainly wouldn’t be happy with anything smaller but might be a little spoilt when it comes to garden size) with borders around the edge and lawn to enjoy the outdoors on.

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre Garden; August 2013

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre Garden; August 2013

 The round shape of the bed seemed to help the whole garden feel bigger than it was as it fitted so nicely into it with no harsher edges.