Divide and Cultivate With This Indoor Vertical Garden

May 8, 2012

Herb², an indoor vertical garden that doubles as a terrarium room divider and flexible partition, made its debut at Fabrikaat, an exhibition at this year’s Milan Design Week.

As part of the Master of Interior Architecture and Retail Design program at Rotterdam’s Piet Read More…

Colorful Self-Watering Vertical Garden Walls

April 28, 2012

When I spotted these colorful modular vertical planter systems at the Independent Garden Centers show, they reminded me of Uten.Silo, the classic 1969 wall storage containers designed for Vitra by Dorothee Becker. Their design cousin, Bellavaz, are modular self-watering planters … Read More…

H2O My Goodness! Beautiful Designs for Outdoor Spaces

February 6, 2012

Oh how I love the work of H2O Designsa Melbourne company that specializes in the custom design and production of dynamically designed water features, planter boxes, and outdoor seating for rooftop gardens, balconies, and courtyards.


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Design Challenge: Ten Urban Balcony Garden Ideas

June 7, 2011


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Garden Unique, a new premium outdoor section of spoga+gafa opening in September in Cologne, Germany, is sponsoring Garden Goes Balcony, a design contest inviting new or established designers to submit fresh ideas for creative balcony spaces. The focus … Read More…

Garden Up! Take Your Landcape to the Next Level

March 17, 2011

Talented landscape design duo Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet’s new book Garden Up! is out and you’ve seriously gotta get your hands on one.

A fan of vertical gardening, I love how these gals have packaged their combined creativity with … Read More…

Ten Fave Features From Our Creative Garden Retreat

November 18, 2010


Back room of the garden retreat. Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

Urban Gardens was honored to be invited by friend and blog follower, Victoria Lyon of Victoria Lyon Interiors, to design Conversing With Nature: A Creative Garden RetreatRead More…

Our Garden Retreat at Stamford, CT Show House!

September 20, 2010


Vertical Garden from Plants on Walls

Containers planted with herbs. Check. Green wall hung and planted with ferns and Philodendron by our landscape partners, Eden Farms of Stamford, CT. Check. Moss birds on wall. Check. We’re gearing up for Wednesday’s … Read More…

Getting High in Self-Sufficient Green Skyscrapers

March 9, 2010

As its designers describe it, this skyscraper “is a vertical park that rises into the sky, a peaceful place where, in the middle of the hectic city, on the 22nd floor there is room for birds chirping, rustling of leaves, Read More…

Botanical Architecture: London Hotel Grows Living Wall

September 15, 2009

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The world’s biggest collection of non-nettly-looking nettles – or Urticaccae, for those in the know–as well native plants and flowers, are sprouting vertically up the exterior walls of The Athenaeum Hotel in London. The city’s humid microclimate is the perfect spot … Read More…

Window Farms: Getting the Hang of Urban Farming in Your Own Apartment

July 29, 2009

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Urban gardeners can join a new network of green-minded city dwellers experimenting in the creation of vertical, hydroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield, edible window gardens right in their own apartments.

Window Farms, the community-based, crowdsourced environmental design project of Britta Riley Read More…

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