The show garden is part of Castle Ippenburg’s walled kitchen garden. The sandstone wall dates back to the 15th century. Our client, a Swiss fruit grower, wanted a low maintenance design to present his cultivars.
The landscape design adopts structures existing in the kitchen garden to integrate the show garden into its environment and introduces new elements to mark it as a separate entity. We continue the kitchen garden’s system of borders and paths in the show garden but make it more formal by using square flowerbeds, clipped Ilex hedges and classic pergolas.
We divided the space into different functional areas. Espaliered fruit trees in different forms grow on the sandstone wall. Climbing plants on pergolas shade seating areas along the wall. A row of brick-framed square beds displays a large variety of themed planting. They also show combinations of fruit, vegetables and perennials that can be grown in even the smallest garden.