Edible Gardening

Our Services

What is an edible garden?

An edible garden is a garden that contains flowers, herbs, seeds, berries and plants that you can eat. It does not have to be done on a large scale to bring value to your lifestyle. Edibles can be incorporated in your existing landscape. Vegetables and herbs pair well with other landscape plants and can actually be very ornamental. 


Whether you have three acres, a small lot, or a shared apartment patio, everyone can benefit from the joy of an edible landscape.  If you give us sun and water, we will give you a garden that will not only WOW you, but also benefit your health and well-being.  

Edible Garden Design

Our designer can transform your landscape into a dream garden. Options include custom shapes and designs, gravel, walking paths, arbors, orchards, espaliered fruit trees, theme gardens, herb gardens, medicinal gardens, and much more! 

Why not get rid of your lawn and replace it with something that takes up less water and gives back incredible organic produce filled with vitamins and nutrients?  


What happens during this process? 

Walk the property to determine the scope of the project

Talk about budget and timeframe

Take notes, measurements and photos

Present a garden design and planting layout. 

Make recommendations about irrigation changes if needed and obtaining a soil test

You keep the design, DIY it and become the gardener you always dreamed of, hire us to install it, or we can consult with a subcontractor of your choice. Don't hesitate to contact us, we love promoting Edible Gardening in Grand Rapids. 


Edible Garden Maintenance

We know keeping up with an edible garden isn’t easy. Therefore, we offer an edible garden month-to-month program in which a skilled gardener visits your garden to maintain your garden all year-round! You can even schedule the weekly visits for when your home so you can learn and take notes. Whether you have containers or raised beds- we’ll care for it all!  

During our garden visits we do the following:

  • Harvest produce
  • Remove weeds
  • Remove dead leaves and other debris
  • Clean garden beds
  • Apply organic fertilizer or compost tea
  • Prune/Train/Stake/Tie-up/Trellis all climbing plants
  • Remove any plants that are at the end of their life cycle
  • Pinch all flowers off herbs
  • Assess for signs of garden pests, and apply organic pest control if necessary.
  • Run irrigation and verify it’s working correctly
  • Speak with client about garden or leave door hanger with job notes
  • Teach how to maintain and enjoy your garden

Edible Garden Coaching

You want to do it yourself but don't know where to begin. Folklore Botanical's expert gardeners can help you grow your favorite vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in your home garden. Our team has an edible garden coaching program that will put you on the right track to becoming a gardener.  

Our garden coaches come to your home for a hands-on, one-on-one walk-through of your garden. 

  • You’ll learn how to best use your space 
  • Find the best placement for your garden
  • Create a plant list that caters to your favorite produce
  • Create a planting calendar and maximize your harvest. 
  • We recommend the best local resources for a healthy garden– from compost, to our favorite nurseries and seed banks.  
  • Our team also has canning services and resources available to help you preserve your harvest year around.   

Chef's Garden

Folklore botanical can design, install, and maintain your restaurant garden. We specialize in raised beds and unique designs that match your style and needs. We can grow unique herbs and vegetables for you to use in your cuisine. We offer these options:

  • We come up with seasonal crop rotation to maximize yield
  • Amend the soil for the best harvest
  • We use only organic applications
  • We work with you to find out your needs
  • Remove unwanted weeds and tend to plants
  • Harvest at the optimal time
  • Mentor staff so they can help in the garden

Contact us today! 616-244-8844

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Folklore Botanical

Grand Rapids, MI 49546, US

(616) 244-8844

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

By Appointment

Sun

Closed