The ornamental kitchen garden

When a kitchen garden is part of an ornamental garden

Over time, the Mati Family’s great tradition of designing green areas has led to take a broader view of the space intended for a garden. A kitchen garden becomes an integral part of an ornamental garden, as the beauty of the colors and scents intertwine with the flavors. Peppers, eggplants, zucchinis, and tomatoes, together with aromatic herbs, lawns, trees, and shrubs become the centerpieces of a truly special landscape.


Kitchen gardens are closely tied to the evolution of the human race. Agriculture was invented by women who discovered seeds and the possibility of concentrating edible-plant cultivation in a single area.


In Mesopotamia, Egypt, and even Ancient Rome, vegetable and ornamental gardens were often intermingled.

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Gardens constructed by MATI 1909 combine productivity with beauty. An artichoke flower, a comfrey leaf and flower, heads of radicchio, cabbages, and variously colored tomatoes if combined with roses, zinnias, marigolds, dahlias, and anemones can create a fascinating kitchen garden, offering a pleasant experience whenever vegetables and flowers are picked.


Some flowering plants can repel certain diseases; others act as indicators by becoming ill before the vegetables. Still others attract bees and insects useful to kitchen gardens. Often part of ornamental gardens, our kitchen gardens become showpieces for a new way of outdoor living.


Our experts can develop a kitchen garden suitable to every personality and environment, whether grown in the ground, cold frames, or permaculture, for either independent management or using gardeners skilled in organic cultivation.



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