Some of Our Readers Favorite Urban Gardens Articles

December 18, 2011 by

From the world’s largest hanging flower pot to a mini vertical garden…gardens sprouting atop city busses and those on parking poles…The High Line in New York and its Parisian cousin…partying in a Chicago edible garden…lollipops you can grow and tables that glow…a restaurant’s rooftop farm and one in a box…a 93 year-old dumpster diving gardener and kids growing food in a school farm lab…designer eco-chic houses for dogs, solar chicken coops, and urban diggs for bees…sumptuous botanical wall paintings and something to slip over your balcony…we had ’em all.
(Update 2022: These articles are mostly evergreen, however, some products may no longer be available.)

1. Modular Vertical Garden Brings Green to Urban Walls

2. Farm in a Box

3. Foxy Modern Hen House for Urban Chickens

4. The High Line’s French Ancestor: La Promenade Plantée


5. Goodbye Concrete, Hello Urban Garden!


6. World’s Largest Hanging Flower Basket


7. NYC Traffic Island Garden


8. Gardens On Top of City Buses


9. Mini Gardens on Parisian Parking Poles


10. Urban Garden Cocktail Party


11. Open Air Garden Cabana and Studio Hangout


12. Mini Vertical Garden for Balcony, Patio, or Kitchen

And if you are still on the hunt for fun, sustainable, home and garden gifts like plantable cookies and bon-bons, a DIY bird house for grown-ups and kids, cool terrariums, urban garden kits, and more…you must check out:

13. Urban Gardens 2011 Eco-Awesome Holiday Gift List
Let the good times continue! xx

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  1. Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand said:

    Love the round up of wonderful shares you’ve posted over the past year and I am so looking forward to your shares this coming year! Merry Christmas to you and yours Annie

    — December 19, 2011 @ 10:39

  2. Laurie said:

    This website was recommended to me by Hazel, who is an accomplished gardener and artist. Reading your posts has given me such pleasure and I’ve forwarded many of them to other urban gardeners. Great job! My only small frustration has been that many of the really great solutions that you’ve featured are European and difficult – if not impossible – to obtain in New York.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    — December 19, 2011 @ 12:03

  3. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Thanks so much Laurie, so glad you are enjoying the site and thanks for sharing with your friends. I understand it might be frustrating not being able to find some of the European items. We have readers all over the world (1000 in Russia, go figure!) so I try to cover the globe. Let me know if ever see something you particularly want, I may be able to source it for you. xx

    — December 19, 2011 @ 12:31

  4. Suzy said:

    Happy Christmas all my fellow gardeners and a very prosperous new year to you and yours. “Jesus is the reason for the season” from Garden Galah Online Plant Nursery in Queensland, Australia .

    — December 19, 2011 @ 17:15

  5. Jennifer said:

    Where can I find the grass man? I was trying to click on the items to link to the descriptions, but I only see the photo showing all of the Round up items together.

    — December 20, 2011 @ 11:26

  6. Donna said:

    I too smiled and second the comments above. Very cool blog with some unusual finds of product. I must add you to my blog roll.

    — December 20, 2011 @ 22:22

  7. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Thanks Donna, glad you like!

    — December 27, 2011 @ 13:43

  8. suzain66 said:

    Where can I find the grass man? I was trying to click on the items to link to the descriptions, but I only see the photo showing all of the Round up items together.
    Honeywell Thermostats

    — March 12, 2012 @ 01:50

  9. abercrombie paris said:

    La quasi-totalité de ce que vous pointez arrive à être étonnamment précis et qui me fait demander pourquoi je n’avais pas examiné cette question dans cette lumière précédemment. Cette pièce fait vraiment particulier allumer la lumière pour moi autant que ce sujet particulier va.

    — May 5, 2012 @ 02:20

  10. Green Walls and Living Sculpture Blend Art and Fashion | Urban Gardens Pingback said:

    […] and intricate living art arrangements composed of thousands of plants climb the interior walls of of Isetan Shinjuku, one […]

    — March 24, 2013 @ 15:48

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