The most creative landscape designers think beyond flowers, shrubs and other decorative plants to create outdoor spaces that are functional, unique, and in tune with nature's glorious harmonies. Here, we celebrate five of our favorites—and press them for intel that will help you take your own outdoor spaces to radical new places.
Instant City Life (Danish: Bylivskassen) by VEGA Landskab Architects This pocket garden - just the size of 1 parking space - lets nature back into the city. If you want, you can get your hands dirty while you meet your neighbours and the passersby. But you can also just sit down, enjoy and taste the plants and contemplate life. The pocket garden affords a range of opportunities that create the framework for new life in the city. vegalandskab.dk/
While reading this publication, I was reminded about the New York Office of Community Gardens with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets. Pursuant to NY Ag & Mkts Article 2-C, Section 31-h, the duties of the office are as follows: (1) identify vacant public land suitable for community gardens; (2) coordinate interested community groups with appropriate state or local ... Read More
This could possibly be the most amazing indoor gardening structure we’ve ever seen, and people all over the world are being encouraged to build one. Space10, a Danish design lab supported by IKEA, has officially open-sourced The Growroom, “an artistic exploration of the incredible potential of urban farming.”