Posted: 07/03/2017 at 11:30
I agree with Joyce - depends a lot on what is there now.
If the garden is an abandoned, overgrown space chances are the landlord either won't give a t*ss or will be pleased to see somebody doing something which tidies it up.
If it is a properly maintained garden with good planting the landlord would probably be furious if you dug up his efforts and replaced it with something which a new tenant might not maintain. In which case he would probably insist you reinstate the old garden.
If it is a tidily maintained but a rather boring fence and lawn type arrangement the landlord might well be amenable if you can show that you've properly thought about how the space would look and can convince him that you will maintain it properly. As Hosta says it is quite a commitment in terms of time and money. Veg gardens can quickly start to look scruffy and uncared for - especially in the winter.
I would look at your tenancy agreement. If that doesn't answer your question - or suggests there might be room for negotiation - I would draw up some proper plans and work out exactly what you want to grow and where and how (raised beds, pots, in the ground, combination of all?). Have you considered the practicalities of watering etc? - is there an outside tap? - can one be put in easily? - who would pay for this?
Once you've worked out all the pitfalls and problems in your own head you will be in a much better position to negotiate and get your landlord to agree. Good luck
Last edited: 07 March 2017 11:31:53