How to eat your landscape in style

Staff writer
March 7, 2014 01:00 AM

Author and landscape architect Senga Lindsay will inspire both your landscape and your fresh-from-the-garden meals with her multi-media workshop this Saturday, March 8 at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden.

Author and landscape architect Senga Lindsay will inspire both your landscape and your fresh-from-the-garden meals with her multi-media workshop, The Best of the Best: Edible Trees, Shrubs and Plants to Use in Your Landscape.

The workshop takes place this Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt.

The grow-your-own-food movement has taken a stylish turn these days as foodies want their edible plants to look as good as they taste. From fruiting shrubs to root crops, patio containers to acreage, tasty plants belong in every garden.

Lindsay is a bright light on the Vancouver garden design scene and has created edible landscapes for private clients and restaurants, even edible rooftops.

Her recent book, Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens that Look Great, will be available for sale. You can catch a preview on her YouTube channel, Pinterest page or website, www.sengadesigns.com.

A home's landscape can be its most healthy and attractive room, helping our planet while saving money too. You may be willing to make a few small changes or renovate your whole yard; either way, you'll reap the environmental benefits, enjoy your outdoor space more, and harvest the herbs, fruit and vegetables, too.

Tickets are on sale at the Garden at 5941 Mason Road in West Sechelt, at local nurseries and at the Sechelt Visitors Centre, $12 for Botanical Garden members or $15 for non-members.

With support from Sunshine Coast Credit Union, the Botanical Garden is open Friday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Thursdays. Spring is starting to show, with early birds singing, crocuses blooming and bees already busy on sunny days.

For up-to-date information see www.coastbotanicalgarden.org, like the Garden on Facebook and check out the Garden's Pinterest pages.

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