Edible Eden Design

Display Garden by Edible Eden

Come and talk with Karen Sutherland of Edible Eden Design – the designer of a Display Garden called ‘An Urban Food Forest‘. Edible Eden Design is an enthusiastic and skilled team headed by Karen Sutherland, a designer with 25 years of experience in edible gardening.

We create beautiful sustainable gardens from design through to installation, from edible landscaping to indigenous and native gardens. We can help your garden stay productive with fruit tree pruning and seasonal maintenance.

We workshop with schools and council groups to create rain gardens, frog ponds, kitchen gardens and food forests.

Karen is also available for on site consultations and designing edible gardens and community gardens. She is a passionate teacher who runs classes from her home garden as well as workshops for councils and small groups on request.

Services include:

  • Attractive & Productive Edible Garden Installation
  • Seasonal Garden Maintenance
  • ‘Sprout’ – Initial one hour consultation
  • ‘Fruit’Detailed Planting Plans
  • ‘Flower’Concept and Planting Plan
  • Rain Gardens
  • Home Orchard Planting
  • Nature Strip Gardens
  • No Dig Garden Beds, Raised Vegetable Beds and Wicking Beds
  • Bespoke Chicken Houses


Edible Eden Design

Display Garden


Our garden invites you into a haven from city life, a place to nurture yourself with home grown vegetables and fruit, herbal tea, honey and fresh eggs. Even a small city garden can grow a variety of food if designed properly with well-chosen plants.

Productive gardens are often hidden from view yet this garden celebrates the beauty in edible and useful plants.

The visitor is welcomed through raised timber beds filled with vegetables, herbs and strawberries – food growing on your boundary is a great way to engage with your neighbours. Castlemaine slate stepping stones lead into a cosy space with a fire-pit for relaxing by.

The sunny side of the garden grows quirky serpentine apple trees with a colourful mix of tea herbs, edible flowers, salad greens and bee flowers all celebrating their place in the sun, with the bee hive ensuring good fruit set for the apples.

The shady side of the garden is just as productive with fragrant Lemon Myrtle, autumn fruiting Cherry Guavas and an Avocado tree at the back of the chicken run.

Castlemaine slate set in Dromana toppings allows rain into subsoil to reduce mains water usage. Rainwater for garden watering is collected in a tank with the overflow feeding an Edible Rain Garden filled with mints.

The happy house at the back of the garden looks out onto its own urban Eden, its cupboards full of gifts from the garden – bottled and dried fruits, tomato sauce, honey, olives and eggs.

Our garden shows what is achievable in an urban garden, that with the right advice and help it’s easy to grow fresh healthy food in an attractive garden.

Edible Eden Garden Plan



Coming soon!