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Victorian Kitchen Garden


Here we have my interpretation of a Victorian walled kitchen garden. Combining my love of LEGO with being a fruit and vegetable grower, I wanted to create an educational fun scene that depicts tradition, history and lots of playability. 

Starting from the front row working left to right, the following vegetables are in crop rotation order; 

Roots, Alliums & Potatoes (RAP) First Row

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Leeks 

Brassicas Second Row         

  • Cabbages
  • Cauliflowers

Tomatoes Third Row Left Side

Legumes Third Row Right Side

  • Runner Beans
  • Peas

Pumpkin, Sweetcorn & Courgettes Fourth Row

The walls have the following trained apple trees growing on them;

  • 4 x Espalier apple trees growing around the vegetable beds
  • 1 x Palmette apple tree behind the glasshouse
  • 2 x Step-over apple trees along the glasshouse wall

A cut flower bed compliments the kitchen garden

There is also a grand glasshouse with dessert grapes growing inside. Pipe-work underneath the floor grates supply heat. 

There are 4 employed gardeners working in the garden

  • Albert is harvesting carrots for the manor kitchen
  • Edward is boxing the vegetables harvested and placing them on the cart ready for transporting
  • Charles is harvesting apples from one of the espaliers
  • Harold is inside the glasshouse harvesting grapes
  • George the trusty work horse is happy to oblige

I've included a night scene where the gardeners are out checking for slugs under lamplight. Other ideas I would like to include when I find time are scenes throughout the seasons. 

  • A winter scene depicting hardy crops such as Brassicas growing under a blanket of snow and overwintering salads growing next to the bare grapes in the glasshouse. 
  • A Spring scene where all the apples are in blossom

I would openly appreciate any feedback to help improve my idea and I thank you in advance for any support received. 

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