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About us

Orto Urban Gardens started when a gardening fanatic kept asking her furniture making husband to build raised garden beds every other weekend....

Thankfully the task became more interesting and rewarding as different types of raised beds were researched and trialled, and even better, the kitchen started filling up with fresh home grown produce.

We discovered that growing herbs and veggies for yourself is actually really easy even with a small balcony or deck and limited experience. You just need to get started, and don't worry about everything being 100% perfect. Plants thrive in a variety of environments, so its not necessary to replicate exactly somebody else's idea of a perfect garden in order to have your own success.

Experienced gardeners tell us the rising cost of water is a serious issue. Thanks to the work done by Colin Austin and others, the "wicking bed" system of watering from below has become better known and allows us to save over 50% of water previously used on traditional raised garden beds. 

We hope that you might enjoy your gardening as much as we do, wherever that may be,

Nick Seymour