I recently visited the Denver Botanical Gardens and somewhere in the depths of the gorgeous, lush gardens, and ponds full of lilies there is a kitchen garden, quietly growing in the heat.
It’s compact but packed full of kitchen favourites, plus an abundance of the heat-loving fruits like Tomatillos (or are they Physalis, I can never remember)…
…and Kohl Rabi that is way, way bigger than it would have been in my garden back home!
The Calvolo Nero looks great with a backdrop of espaliered Apple trees.
And a terracotta forcing pot makes a decorative centre-piece to this purple Basil.
And… while digging around in the Pumpkin patch (as you do!) I found this perfect little custard Squash.
We’ve just come back from a visit from over the pond too :D
By coincidence we were talking to a couple from Denver last Thursday whilst waiting for a boat, who were singing the praises of this very place.
A Colorado local, Denver Botanic Garden is practically in my backyard…I got a real giggle seeing it on your blog. So glad you enjoyed your trip. I love your blog…blackcurrant recipes were what led me to you as no one in the US knows what to do with the lovely fruit!
What a lovely garden.
I grow my own Kohl Rabi … but I’ve never managed to grow them that size!
Next year I plan to grow more of my vegetables in with the flower beds, mainly because it makes for a really interesting border.
It was interesting to see the custard squash – I’m growing these on my allotment in Suffolk, UK under the name of pattipan squash. My grand-daughter loves them sliced in omelettes.
I’m glad to see that it’s not just me who can’t resist rooting through the pumpkin patch for a glimpse veggie treasure when visiting kitchen gardens.