About us

We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies, and cooking. A great combination. We live on the East Coast of Scotland and tend an average-sized city garden which is our very first garden and from which we grow a heap of produce and flowers. All of this was a journey of learning for us, so we thought, why not share?

That was back in 2012 and since then, of course, the blog has grown and now incorporates a youtube channel too. Pop along if you like videos of garden and food nonsense. https://www.youtube.com/c/TheKitchenGardenwithEliandKate

The garden very much was the reason we moved into our current home, until then we’d both lived in the city in flats (apartments) and we both desperately longed for some outdoor space. At that point, Kate was very much thinking of somewhere nice to sit outside. A lawn, some flowers, the usual traditional suburban garden. It’s what she’d grown up with. Eli however had other plans, and for the life of us, we can’t say where they came from. Eli instantly thought garden – therefore growing our own food. So much so that she had ordered a greenhouse for the garden before we’d even unpacked the first box.

She has changed a bit though and now appreciates that a garden needs to be all things, and this is what we try to encourage when we talk to all those amazing folk who share our garden with us (via the wonder of the internet). A garden is whatever you want it to be, but you have to also think about the limits of size, etc. So we’re hoping our journey can inspire you, comfort you, and teach you as you tag along on our adventures.

much love,
Eli & Kate