For Cooks who love to Garden
Welcome! I'm Ellen Ecker Ogden, cookbook author and kitchen garden designer. On this site you will find links to my books, garden lectures and classes. My goal is to provide fresh ideas and share the tools for creating your own outdoor sanctuary for growing food and flowers.Dig in here
Create the garden of your dreams
Learn how to design an artful kitchen garden with my six steps to success.
Design and grow a kitchen garden that is both artful and productive. In my design class you will learn the six steps to successful kitchen garden design, from concept to completion. Create your individual sanctuary for healthy, outdoor living in style.Get started now!
Grow an heirloom garden
'THE NEW HEIRLOOM GARDEN'
In my newest book, you'll find classic kitchen garden designs with recipes, bundled together with gorgeous color photography. Discover the best tasting vegetables and most fragrant flowers for your European styled potager garden. Ready to dig in?Buy the Book!
Read the Reviews —
“With charming hand-drawn planting plans, bright color photos, and tempting recipes. Ms. Ogden’s book arms wannabe gardeners with all the tools to plan a productive garden before seeds ever meet the ground.” –Wall Street Journal
“There’s no reason a vegetable garden must be an eyesore, banished to the corner by the garage. The Complete Kitchen Garden combines design advice, garden wisdom, and recipes.” –The Chicago Tribune
“ Ogden’s recipes zero in on the freshest possible ingredients. If you don’t have a garden when you crack this book open, you’ll be ordering seeds by the time you put it down.” –New York Times Book Review