Travel: Gardens Highlight of South African Farm Hotel

June 27, 2013



Imagine a self-sustained utopia laden with delicious food and drink, set amidst sandstone mountains and lush winelands. In South Africa, within an hour from the Cape Town International Airport, this utopia exists.


Babylonstoren is an historic Cape Dutch farm built … Read More...

The Cocktail Gardener Cultivates Garden Pop-Up Bar on London Rooftop

May 28, 2013

Photo via Eleanor Salton Thorne.

Known for her seasonal garden cocktails and infusions using cultivated and foraged herbs and flowers, Lottie Muir (aka The Cocktail Gardener), mixes it up at Midnight Apothecary, the London roof garden pop-up cocktail bar Read More...

Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System

January 29, 2013

Next generation of urban farmers and food justice leaders.

Within New York City’s approximately 305 square mile radius and amid its vast stretches of concrete and high rises, there is a school without borders whose mission is to cultivate modern Read More...

Birdhouse Roof Tiles

January 6, 2013


The shrinking bird population in urban settings led Netherlands-based product designer Klaas Kuiken to design an archetype Birdhouse Rooftile that replaces a standard ceramic roof tile.


The rooftop nesting place, composed of a specially designed removable basket with access below, … Read More...

The Year’s 20 Best: Urban Gardens 2012 Roundup!

December 31, 2012


As we round the corner from 2012 to 2013, I want to stop and thank all my readers, subscribers, and social media followers for visiting Urban Gardens since it’s launch in 2009, and for supporting my vision for blending together Read More...

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