Great Garden Stores for Urban Gardeners

August 14, 2010 by


Jungle Design, Brooklyn’s garden

Wherever I go, I am on the lookout for cool garden and home decor shops. I’d like to share some new favorites with you:

Jungle Design
61 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

This wonderful Brooklyn shop, is the retail post of landscape designer Amanda Mitchell’s commercial and residential garden design business. The shop’s garden is also available for events.

The zinc plated and powder coated sheet metal modular trellis system (above) could be used to dress up a boring wall, to grow edibles on, or maybe rigged up to a freestanding support to be used as a screen?

The Brooklyn shop carries one of my favorite lines of outdoor furniture: SixInch Furniture, an innovative Belgian company known for its unique multi-layered foam coating of traditional furniture silhouettes made from foam. The Trinity modular set above, is foam covered in a colored rubber. These babies will withstand the elements.

Great for urban rooftops and terraces, these gorgeous pots have the patina of a fine weathered metal, but they are really lightweight fiberglass masquerading as bronze and terra cotta at a fraction of the cost.

GRDN
103 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, New York
In addition to having one of the most beautiful e-commerce websites, this shop, which caters to the urban gardener, offers a fantastic selection of products with a keen eye for great design.

I’m buying one today: this recycled rubber garden trug is a good deal at $18 and besides being durable, looks pretty darn good.

Terrain
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA
It”s a bit off the beaten track, but you can shop on this gorgeous website. If you happen to fancy a road trip, they have a lovely garden café and offer some cool events like a Wall Mounting Workshop and a Bluegrass Night of food, drink, and music in the garden.
Here are some of my favorite items:

This vertical garden picture frame is a winner: Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this Terrain exclusive, rust-resistant framed steel and aluminum wall planter is cleverly designed with tilted plant compartments, a hinged cover for watering, and a slide out catch basin making it easy to maintain. The vertical garden hangs from six embossed holes which keeps the garden’s back panel from direct contact with the wall. It’s 23″h, 28″w–you could mount a few together.

This 8.9″ diameter French wire cage is intended for holding a ball of twine, and although it works great for that, I could see placing small plants or votives inside and suspending a group of them at different lengths from your porch or terrace ceiling. They give you the twine with it too.

For a protected outdoor area or an indoor garden space, I love the blend of hard-edged industrial and soft flower-like petals of this handcrafted American zinc pendant lamp.

Yes, I’m into light metal today. In keeping with this theme, I propose this galvanized tim hurricane that just gets better left out in the elements. If you make it to our garden shed installation at the upcoming designer show house, you will see lots of these sorts of wares–we are loving the rawness of these materials.

The folks at Terrain troll around the world picking up cool vintage pieces that you can make yours. Bring some farmhouse to your house with these worn painted white wood and a heavy metal framed chairs that conveniently fold up for storage.

Inspired by the texture and knots of an old door on the wall of a country cottage in a small Italian town, these wood grained mugs are perfect for a cup of tea while getting inspiration online for your urban garden.

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