Real World Gardener Gardening for Taste in Design Elements

October 4th, 2018


Gardening for the 5 Senses: Taste

Probably one of the easiest senses to stimulate when it comes to gardening because it’s all about food and eating.

The sense of taste of course so how else can you stimulate the sense other than putting in a veggie garden.


Coffee bean tree.


I'm talking with Chris Poulton, Sydney Convenor for the Australian Institute of Horticulture and an experienced horticultural lecturer and consultant.

Our suggestion is to grow as many herbs as you can.

Don’t be limited by the fact you’ve only got a windowsill, or balcony garden because all you need is 4-5 hours of sunlight a day to grow these things.

Increase your taste range in the garden with some native bush tucker such as finger limes or those bromeliads which have fruits on them.

You could also try growing a coffee bean tree, Coffea arabica, pictured above.

Not only do you get the red berries but the flowers that appear all along each branch, are heavenly scented

If you have any questions about five senses gardening or have a suggestion either for me or for Chris why not write in or email me at

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