Trending From Paris: Chic Combo Composter, Cutting Board, and Planter

May 31, 2012

The trend-setting Paris urban garden and exterior design fair, Jardins Jardin, opens tomorrow in the Tuilerie Gardens outside the Louvre.  I will share with you in a series of posts some of my favorite picks from among the cool … Read More...

Historic Queens Farm in New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture

May 19, 2012


The Adriance Farmhouse is in need of restoration. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

A working farm dating back to 1697, The Queens County Farm Museum’s 47-acres constitute the longest continuously farmed parcel of land in New York State–farmed … Read More...

Indoor Hydroponic Vertical Garden Screen

May 16, 2012

Inspired by the Windowfarms in her former office, Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe attended an urban farming conference which set her in motion to design her own self-sustaining vertical garden system, Live Screen.

Hydroponic Technology for Small Spaces
Live Screen utilizes … Read More...

Help Sustain New York City Landmark Gardens: Enter Our Partners in Preservation Contest for Chance to Win $50!

May 15, 2012


If awarded  funds from the Partners in Preservation grant, The New York Botanical Garden hopes to conduct a comprehensive restoration of the Rock Garden Cascade.

Urban Gardens wants to give you a $50 American Express gift card for entering this … Read More...

Japan House: Preserving an Historic Manhattan Bento Box With Garden

May 14, 2012


Tall bamboo extends to the second floor from the lobby below. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

The five-story Japan Society building in Manhattan stands apart from its granite and limestone neighbors, a flat black modern reinforced concrete “bento box” Read More...

From Twig to Trook to Garden Pot Hook

May 12, 2012

A while back Urban Gardens debuted the Trook, UK designer Geoffrey Fisher’s bespoke carved hooks made from found wood. We are now pleased to announce the arrival of the Trook’s as yet un-named sibling, a hook that holds a Read More...

Too Chicken to Raise Chickens?

May 11, 2012


Chickens at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Retreat. Photo: Urban Gardens.

I got to talk chicken with award-winning designer, gardening and lifestyle expert, P Allen Smith, when I was a guest recently for the second annual Garden2Blog at his Read More...

Pothole Gardener Commits Illicit Acts of Gardening

May 10, 2012

UK pothole gardener extraordinaire, Steve Wheen, recently touched ground in Milan to plant 14 of his ubiquitous small-scale gardens during Milan Design Week. Italian auto manufacturer Lancia, who recently launched a new range of eco cars and was … Read More...

Divide and Cultivate With This Indoor Vertical Garden

May 8, 2012

Herb², an indoor vertical garden that doubles as a terrarium room divider and flexible partition, made its debut at Fabrikaat, an exhibition at this year’s Milan Design Week.

As part of the Master of Interior Architecture and Retail … Read More...

DIY Pendant Lamps From Garden Pots

May 1, 2012

Here’s a great way to extend and blend the boundaries between indoors and out. For a designer show house where we helped convert a potting shed into a Creative Garden Retreat, we upcycled ordinary terra cotta garden pots into Read More...

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