Kim Kardashian's 'secret garden' is a native planting paradise that celebrates an emerging gardening trend

The socialite enjoys an oasis of native plants and local flowers – embracing this year's most popular sustainable gardening practice

Kim Kardashian
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Alone time is important – and for a figure like Kim Kardashian, whose entire life is public, this statement rings all the more true. The secret garden at her California home provides this outlet. Kim's secret garden is bursting with life, from edible flowers to organic herbs and fresh vegetables; it is the embodiment of revitalizing farm-to-table living.

Kim Kardashian's eco-friendly garden came to fruition with help from the experts at Heart Beet Gardening. They set out to create a beautiful and lively organic garden using 'permaculture and regenerative farming techniques' according to Poosh. The vision has come to life with a garden characterized by native planting and organic gardening.

'What’s evident from Kim’s idyllic secret hilltop vegetable garden is that the gardening team understands the importance of native planting in their design schemes,' says Rachel Bull, Head of Gardens at Homes & Gardens

'By adding native grasses and perennials into the landscape, they have created a naturalistic paradise, which exudes a calming vibe, and also given all the other plants a helping hand.'

Rachel Bull head of gardens
Rachel Bull

Rachel is a gardening writer, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began 15 years ago on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, and has created floral installations at iconic London venues including Kew Gardens, the Barbican and Peckham's Asylum Chapel.

David Denyer, two-time Florist of the Year and six-time Chelsea Gold Medalist at Eflorist, states: 'Often surrounded by walls or dense plantings, this type of garden can offer a unique microclimate that supports a diverse range of flora. These gardens, with their various plants and flowers, attract wildlife, including birds, bees, and butterflies. This not only benefits the ecosystem but also adds to the garden's charm.'

David further admires the positive psychological benefits of Kim's backyard. He states, 'Secret gardens, often tucked away, offer a sense of discovery and enchantment, akin to stepping into a hidden world of beauty. These gardens provide a private, secluded space away from the outside world. This solitude can be therapeutic, offering a peaceful retreat for relaxation and contemplation.'

Native planting, as seen in Kim's example, is becoming one of the top gardening trends because, in addition to being sustainable, it is such an effective gardening technique. 'Native plants naturally improve the ecosystem, as they improve soil structure and attract pollinators and wildlife,' says Rachel. 

'This is quite possibly one reason why the vegetable crops and flower beds are so luscious and thriving in Kim's garden. The existence of a diverse group of pollinators will go a long way to helping you grow healthy fruits and vegetables.' 

We can follow in her lead with this raised bed that's shopable below.

If sustainability and success in gardening are important to you, a native garden just might be the way to go. Add in an element of privacy, and you've got the Kim Kardashian gardening technique down.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.