Food Forest

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
Galileo Galilei, Italian Scientist & Philosopher, 1564 – 1642

Townhouse residents have access to our food forest.
Bella Terra's Central Garden incorporates a "food forest."

Food producing plants are blended into the landscaping so it looks like a traditional ornamental landscape and not like a typical vegetable garden. Food plants, bushes and trees are utilized extensively in some areas, less or not at all in others. Fruit trees include apples, pears, peaches, cherries, apricots and plums. Berries include blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.

Bella Terra residents can walk out the door and pick fresh produce, while our expert gardeners do all the work.

Even the wall along Havana Street is a part of Bella Terra's garden. A 300-foot planter on the top of the wall provides a combination of flowers and food plants, such as tomatoes, peas, beans, etc. It is a "living wall," providing beauty for the neighborhood and food for the Bella Terra community.

This integrated, thoughtful approach creates a garden that is verdant, sustainable, nurturing and beautiful. Our philosophy is to enhance the existing natural setting and create gardens that sustainably use water, require less maintenance than traditional landscaping, and are a source of food as well as beauty.