Seasons Greenings!

December 23, 2014



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We love our Urban Gardens community! Thank you so much for all of your support this year. Urban Gardens traveled the world in 2014–to palace gardens in Venice and to Milan Design Week in search of cool things to share. More … Read More…

A Milan Secret Garden and Wellness Concept Lab

June 30, 2014



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What was once an historic movie theater within the green Parco Trivisio of Milan’s fashionable Brera design district, debuted last year as a secret garden and wellness concept lab for Gessi, the Italian Private Wellness Company.



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Photo: Gessi

Appropriate to the building’s origins, the Gessi … Read More…

Milan Design Week 2014 Green Design Trends: Integrated Indoor Edible and Ornamental Indoor Gardens

June 1, 2014



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Caesarstone featured Urban Islands incorporating plants directly into the solid surface. Image by Caesarstone.

Green was trending everywhere during last month’s Milan Design Week 2014. Stylish, sustainable, and integrated edible and ornamental indoor gardens and microgardens sprouted everywhere. And I … Read More…

Private Tour of Secret Venetian Palazzo and Garden

April 21, 2014



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Photo: Haupt and Binder.

If I’d ever imagined a sumptuous antique-filled palace with verdant gardens spilling onto Venice’s Grand Canal, well the Countess Anna Barnabò’s Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò would be this vision. And so I found myself absorbing it Read More…

The High Line: Manhattan’s Elevated Garden Park

April 7, 2014



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A perennial combination along the walking path of the High Line. Photo by Steven Severinghaus.

Unlike Central Park or Prospect Park, the High Line has no swaths of grass, no baseball fields, no pond. In contrast to most urban parks, Read More…

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