Growing Your Own Vegetables: The New Black

What a wonderful initiative of Matthew Ryan and Wilmar Bouman to provide a vegetable garden in the courtyard so that guests can pick the herbs and vegetables and use them in the fabulous self contained accommodation at 2 on 2 in the Glebe in Hobart.

Wilmar with his urban veggie garden

Wilmar with his urban veggie garden

Wilmar is a great gardener and his beautiful ornamental garden at Corinda is legendary in tourism circles and a favourite for local weddings. So his decision to abandon a largely ornamental garden in this new complex in favour of vegetable boxes and an artistic wrought iron tree is another example of his ability to anticipate trends in what visitors want from a holiday experience.

The wonderful wrought iron tree and raised beds

The wonderful wrought iron tree and raised beds

Tasmania has a great food culture but it is no longer enough to provide restaurant food. People love to go to farmers’ markets and to buy fruit and vegetables from local roadside stalls and I can imagine how much people will love picking fresh herbs and tomatoes for pasta and salads at the place that they are staying. Children also will enjoy being able to see vegetables growing and being able to pick and eat immediately. It is not new for many rustic and rural Tasmanian accommodation places to have vegetable gardens, what is new is that this one is in the heart of the city and is combined with very edgy, contemporary accommodation. No more proof needed that growing vegetables is the new black, so go to it.

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