How To Partition Your Living Spaces With Plants

July 19, 2016

Partition Tuttisuperterra by Marco Ferreri for Teracrea

Consider using planted partitions to divide your garden space into distinct outdoor rooms. Backyards, patios, decks, and terraces can benefit from creating separation to establish different outdoor living spaces. Think it of it as


Plants Climb Up a Tree Shaped Vertical Garden

May 24, 2016

Tree Shaped Vertical Garden

Climbing up an otherwise unremarkable exterior façade in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, a tree-shaped vertical garden makes maximum use of everyday, available materials like naturally weathered steel.


A collaborative project between landscape designers Unusual Green and Urbanarbolismo, the tree shaped vertical … Read More...

Tiling the Walls With Floating Planters

January 12, 2016

SEED floating planters

Crumpled Tyvek and cast concrete take on organic forms to become wall tile planters in the hands of San Antonio, Texas-based architect/designer, Taeg Nishimoto.

SEED floating planters

Inspired by geological formations observed in satellite images, SEED takes on unpredictable shapes when Nishimoto creates … Read More...

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 …

Reap What You Sow With AKER Urban Farming Kits

April 15, 2015

AKER indoor farm

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...

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