Five Urban Gardens Fresh Ideas: What’s Been Growing, Glowing, Sowing, and Flowing

March 7, 2014

pull-tab-design-rooftop-gardenNew York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design.

With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the wonderful things we’ve shared recently on Urban Gardens. Understandable. The good news is, we’ve rounded up the Read More…

Rendezvous in Green: Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden

February 19, 2014

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Add this botanical tiled vertical garden space to the list of wonderful places to sneak off to for an afternoon rendezvous. I think a comfy mattress on the interior platform would be just the place for a nap en plein Read More…

Artist Spins a Yarn With Parisian Street Art

July 28, 2013

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Move over perpetrators of urban graffiti, yarn and lego bombing, and even the pothole gardener!  

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera wove a tale in the streets of Paris to call attention to the city’s many potholes in need of repair.… Read More…

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

December 31, 2012

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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…

Report From Paris: Hidden Gardens, an Urban Vineyard, Cheese and a Bottle of Rosé

September 16, 2012


Neighborhood florist adverting on roof of delivery car. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

I arrived in Paris last week to attend the design show Maison et Objet and absorb all I could from the concurrent Paris Design Week. If … Read More…

Fun Modular Indoor/Outdoor Furniture Preview From Maison et Objet

August 19, 2012


Photo via 
Deco Design.

In less than three weeks I’ll be back in Paris again visiting the international design show, Maison et Objet Indoor/Outdoor. I’ve got an adorable little (really little) apartment in Montmartre and will share pics with you Read More…

Vive La France! Urban Gardens Paris Roundup

July 14, 2012


Paris florist and garden shop. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

In honor of Bastille Day, here’s a roundup of my favorite Urban Gardens posts about Paris gardens, happenings, shops, designers and follies…


Trellised arbor on the Promenade Plantée. Photo: Read More…

The High Line’s French Ancestor: La Promenade Plantée

September 23, 2011


The view looking down into the park from the entrance above.

The model for its contemporary American cousin, The High Line, Paris’s Promenade Plantée, also known as the Coulée Verte (or “Flowing Green”), was the world’s first and only elevated park Read More…

Parisian Urban Oasis off the Beaten Path

April 19, 2010


Photo by Isabel Howard: Sign on door reads “Je suis dans le jardin” (“I’m in the garden”)

With its hidden gardens and artwork you won’t find in any museum, Paris’s Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood isn’t on the usual tourist’s radar, and it’s Read More…

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