Garden Gallery: The Driveway Garden

Are you looking around your garden wondering where you might be able to make a little extra space for a veggie patch?  Perhaps you might take a little inspiration from Nancy Steiner who transformed her driveway into a garden that feeds her family.
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When Nancy and landscape designer Leslie Needham realized that this was the place that got 8 hours of sun a day and it was easily accessible for picking as the family arrived home at the end of the day and headed into the house, — the decision to transform the driveway into a garden was obvious.

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Using a variety of space saving options (like growing cucumbers up on tuteurs and putting every spare inch to work) they were able to create a garden that feeds her whole family – 2 adults and 5 teenagers!
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I so wish I could share the before of this….but I think we can all imagine a car parked here an agree that this is much much better.

martha stewart garden featureThis story appears in this month’s issue of Martha Stewart Magazine where you can find more ideas and information about some of the products that can help you create this same look.

Photos by Juliana Sohn. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013. For more gardening ideas, visit


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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. cindy on June 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    wonderful ideas and pictures but every time i see a vegetable patch, i think of the deer who constantly have a dinner”buffet” and it is so frustrating after i put in so much effort. does anyone have the same problem out there?????? yesterday they ate my succulents……..what about a posting on fencing in our gardens with style???? we can grow the veggies but they need a fortress around them… your blog. thank you for inspiring us……

  2. Rebekah on June 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I’m obsessed with raised beds surrounded by gravel. Something about how neat it looks against the bushy plants.

  3. Lisa Porter on June 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    A brilliant idea! My compliments also to the stone mason. I adore dry lay walls in gardens. They give a garden strength.
    Have really enjoyed reading Studio Blog!

  4. Driveway Contractors on June 21, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Good way of sharing informative post about Driveway Garden with images……….. Professional and expert Driveway Contractors are helpful resource effective planner and executor for quality construction of driveway, footpath, asphalt, and shingle with according your requirements ……..☺☺☺

  5. Snow Plow MN on July 20, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article.
    Many thanks for supplying these details.

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