Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show may be over but it leaves with it a legacy of plants which are fortunately now up for adoption thanks to an initiative by Wayward Plants. House of Wayward Plants, which facilitates large-scale community plant exchanges and adoption events for unwanted plants, have teamed up with the National Trust to allow several thousands of plants and materials from … Continue reading Rehouse a plant from Hampton Court Flower Show through House of Wayward Plants’ adoption scheme

Review: The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert by Dr D.G. Hessayon

If you don’t have a garden or a yard, you can still bring nature in to your home with houseplants. And what’s more houseplants too are great for the environment, helping to purify the air and reduce CO2. Whether you are new to houseplants or are wanting to take better care of your existing houseplants, The Indoor Plant & Flower Expert is a fantastic guide … Continue reading Review: The Indoor Plant and Flower Expert by Dr D.G. Hessayon

Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Nashville-based Trap Garden is helping to put fresh foods on to plates for low-income communities living in food deserts by assisting in the creation of community gardens and the promotion of healthy eating. The Trap Garden seeks to motivate and inspire others to be self-sufficient – to not depend on a major grocery store or business to provide them with their daily needs. The social enterprise … Continue reading Trap Garden: One man’s vision for food secure communities in Nashville and beyond

Weleda Gardens: Experiencing the magick of the natural wellbeing company on Derbyshire home soil

It’s not everyday that you get to visit a “secret” garden, so when I was invited to Weleda’s medicinal plant gardens in Ilkeston, in England’s county of Derbyshire, I was delighted. This was an opportunity for me to connect with Gaia on a part of her that I had not been acquainted with before, and to also, trace the footsteps of a natural beauty and … Continue reading Weleda Gardens: Experiencing the magick of the natural wellbeing company on Derbyshire home soil

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden grown from rescued plants

Gardening legend Pearl Fryar has created a whimsical topiary at his garden, in South Carolina, with many plants which were rescued from the compost pile at local nurseries. Self-taught and armed with a hedge trimmer, Pearl Fryar has worked for more than 20 years to create and maintain the impressive topiaries across his three-acre garden. Homemade sculptures, fondly referred to as “junk-art” by Pearl Fryar, … Continue reading Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden grown from rescued plants

Bee Pit Stop: Giant living billboard at King’s Cross provides safe area for urban bees to fill up and rest

A huge billboard adorning thousands of pollinating plants in support of urban bees, otherwise known as a Bee Pit Stop, has been unveiled at London’s Kings Cross. The beehive-shaped installation is 36m tall and doubles up as a flower-packed safe space for London’s bees. It contains 500 plugs of lavender, as well as other bee-friendly plant species, such as salvia, spurges and sedum. Rapid urban … Continue reading Bee Pit Stop: Giant living billboard at King’s Cross provides safe area for urban bees to fill up and rest

Create a Minimalistic Eco-Friendly Garden — ecogreenlove

One of the ways to create a truly relaxing space is to combine minimalistic design with eco-friendly principle. That way you will be able to have a garden that is pleasing to the mind and body at the same time. In order to create the minimalistic eco-friendly garden you will need to rediscover your space and here are some ideas on how to do that. via … Continue reading Create a Minimalistic Eco-Friendly Garden — ecogreenlove

DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

If you’re doing some planting this Easter, before you purchase some plant pots, instead raid your recycling bin/bag for everything from aluminium cans, tins, to ice cream cartons. Whether you want to plant seeds or cuttings, repurposing items from your recycling bags can be a great way to help the environment and reuse. The below video gives some DIY ideas on how to create planters … Continue reading DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Berlin-based urban farm Prinzessinnengarten [Princess Gardens] is providing a space for residents to learn about organic food production and sustainable living, in a neighbourhood which was once part of the former West Berlin adjoining the Berlin Wall. Created on a plot of land in Kreuzberg that was home to abandoned factories, power plants and derelict apartment blocks, Prinzessinnengarten was opened in 2009 to demonstrate the … Continue reading Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Végétalisons Paris is encouraging citizens of Paris to get involved in “greening the city” by planting their own urban garden. Participants can green the capital in various ways, from cultivating greenery in front of their homes or offices, to creating living walls to a rooftop garden. Paris has a lack of green space. The municipality of Paris has set a target to increase the amount … Continue reading Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens