A kitchen garden.
- Heeding this advice, Europeans have long excelled at creating grand kitchen gardens (or potagers, as the French call them) that combine vegetables and ornamental plants in stunning designs.
- Every garden can teach us something, she says, whether it's the splendid formal grounds of a stately home or the riotous richness of a cottage potager.
- Many vegetables and herbs are highly ornamental, and potagers have become an art form in themselves, with patterns of exotically coloured salad plants and brassicas being displayed within neatly clipped box hedges.
Mid 17th century: from French jardin potager 'garden providing vegetables for the pot'.
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