Edible Gardens


A few thoughts on garden design. We cultivate a sense of security through the garden itself, by building a proportionately scaled framework. All elements tie together to create interest, sanctuary, vivacity, and relationship to nature.

The first image shows large raised planters using unpeeled redwood logs to line and elevate the gravel area. The area is large enough to get a small tiller into.

The second image show raised planters made from redwood milled lumber. Posts are on the inside to save room and prevent bumping your shins into. The topcap acts as a seat to allow a more comfortable gardening experience. The irrigation is an efficient drip grip so the leaves of vegetables don't get sprayed with water which can cause mildew. The adjacent pond adds a relaxing element, and the water can be used for the garden since it is free of chlorine, and is full of fish nutrients.

The third image has raised planters built by high schoolers for their edible gardening program. These sit right outside the classroom so students get to see the progress of the garden. This is vital because many gardens will get forgotten if set in the back corner of a property.

Terra Bella Landscaping serves the Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Aptos, Seascape, & Monterey areas. Call us 831.479.1629, contact us, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how we can help with your garden needs!

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  • Nikos Lynch is an honest, dependable and wonderful businessman and truly cares about his clients needs. I would recommend Terra Bella for all your landscaping needs, large or small.

    People continually stop by and admire our yard! – Curt K. Santa Cruz, CA

  • Just over a year ago Nikos designed and installed my garden - and I couldn't be more joyous about it.  He was able to figure out exactly what I wanted and designed something that I will enjoy for decades.

    – Cara F. Capitola, CA

  • Nikos worked with me and heard what I thought I wanted to do. He knew how to help me make design choices that ended up making me happy.

    Everyone comments on the transformation and I couldn't be happier. – Franklin D. Santa Cruz, CA

  • When we approached Nikos, we had a very tight budget and lots of grand ideas. Through imaginative yet careful design, Nikos was able to tailor our vision to meet our budget giving us the backyard of our dreams.

    Megan W. Capitola, CA

  • One of the best and most ethical landscape contractors I have worked with.

    You are in good hands with Nikos from Terra Bella.

    Julie O. San Leandro, CA

  • Nikos's crew is top-notch and a pleasure to have around. Terra Bella is a company that offers great customer service, detailed knowledge, a strong work ethic, sheer artistry, and something truly rare--soul.

    I give Terra Bella my highest recommendation. – Vicky M. Los Gatos, CA

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