Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a garden table in your garden?
One of my favorite garden designs always includes an eating area close to the garden
When you have a garden bench or a garden table close to your garden you’re creating a wonderful and calming place to just ‘be’. Eating outside has many benefits like enjoying fresh air and eating around your plants. It’s also easy to harvest some fresh veggies and prepare a healthy garden salad. Grab some fresh mint for your drinks and some flowers for the table and voila! Eating in paradise.
Groundbreaking food gardens has some great garden design ideas for creating a backyard eating area within your garden
Tips for Backyard Eating Area
- Grow flowers and herbs close to your eating area for wonderful scents and scenery
- Grow edible landscaping in raised beds around your garden table
- Create a patio area facing your garden
- Plant salad crops for a quick harvest and make a fresh garden salad outside on your garden table!
- It helps to grow mosquito repelling plants around your eating area
Mosquito control plant from the Indian Spot
Great mosquito repelling planter idea from Salisbury Greenhouse
Here are some inspiring backyard eating areas + some DIY garden table plans
from Apartment Therapy
Patio table & ice box DIY tutorial at Remodelaholic
Simple & Cheap $60 Table from Let’s Just Build a House
Garden bar from recycled pallets- tutorial from Recyclart
Picnic bench plans from DIYgardenplans
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.