Rooftop Airplant Vertical Garden Hides Solar Panels

August 7, 2015


When the homeowners added solar panels to the roof of their spectacular Ray Kappe designed house in Los Angeles’s Rustic Canyon, they wanted to screen the panels with a design that celebrated their passion for airplants without sacrificing their view Read More…

Living in a Vertical World

May 27, 2015


While vertical gardening may be a more recent obsession, vertical living has been going on for a long time. Both are innovative responses to maximizing the space needed to nurture living things in crowded urban areas.

Growing six tiers of … Read More…

Reap What You Sow With AKER Urban Farming Kits

April 15, 2015

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You can picture it right? Starting your day by collecting a bounty of fresh eggs, herbs and other edibles, popping over to check on your buzzing bee hive, and then heading out to enjoy your day in the city with Read More…

Frédéric Malphettes Trellis Vertical Garden

April 10, 2015


One of my favorite French designers, Frédéric Malphettes, reaches new heights with Anno, his latest vertical garden trellis structure, a welcome addition to his family of modular vertical garden designs.



Anno is playful from the start: the name is a … Read More…

Best of 2014: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 30, 2014

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With the snap of the finger and the blink of an eye, another year comes to an end. What were a few of your favorite things? These ten blog posts apparently.

Here’s a glimpse of what your Urban Gardens community … Read More…

Urban Gardens 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 3, 2014


Drumroll! It’s that time of year and we’re excited to present our 2014 holiday gift guide, a curated list of 12 fun, functional, and fashionable items for home and garden. Have you been naughty or nice? No matter, we’re not Read More…

Climbing Up: 10 Innovative Vertical Garden Ideas

September 18, 2014

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I often think of vertical gardens as the utilitarian cousin of the decorative container garden. You’d love a vegetable garden, but your studio apartment in the city didn’t come with an acre of land. Enter the vertical garden. Focusing only Read More…

New Opus Garten Hängen Self-Irrigating Wall Planter

March 14, 2014



When San Francisco designer/entrepreneur Michael Good’s house plants began taking over most of his apartment’s available counter space, he realized that necessity (and Good design) would be the mother of his invention.

During an unsuccessful search for a hanging planter … Read More…

Best of 2013: Urban Gardens Top 10 Favorite Posts

December 29, 2013


Urban Gardens readers and followers have spoken.  In 2013, vertical gardens continued to reign in popularity, as did outdoor and indoor edible gardens, some of which were climbing the walls.

You loved concrete as much as I did, and the … Read More…

Modular Vertical Garden System For Balconies Leans, Stands, and Hangs

October 8, 2013

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Pflix is like a vertical garden doing yoga. Designer Christian Heufelder’s modular planting system has the kind of flexibility that I want after an hour of stretching.

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Adaptive to even the most space deprived conditions, the system strikes a number … Read More…

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