This trend really took hold almost a decade ago, initially based around a desire to help adults and children alike to understand where their food is coming from.
Even those with the budget to hire professional landscapers were keen to include a vegie garden in the overall design.
Since then, the concept of urban farming has embraced the return of the backyard chook and, more recently, an interest in beekeeping, not only for producing honey but to support dwindling bee populations.
“I haven’t yet had a client request beehives, although vegie gardens and chicken coops are still very popular,” says Matt Leacy.
While some are still enjoying the fruits of their labour, others are finding maintaining a vegie garden a bit much.
“We do see the occasional client wishing to downsize their ambitious vegie garden or convert it a smaller herb garden when it becomes unsightly,” Matt says.