Urban Gardening Ideas – Greening Grey Britain
Gardening comrades, help us in sparking an urban gardening revolution! From streets to rooftops, GardenTags and the RHS are on a mission to Green Grey Britain.
Paving over our countries is a serious issue. And we’re on a mission to green up our cities! We’ve put together some amazing urban gardening ideas to help you get started in the revolution. From the North to the South, our GardenTaggers have already started the battle. Read on for some great urban gardening ideas, tried and tested by real gardeners…
Urban Gardening Ideas
Green Your City – UK
Ben (aka. @benjaminnel) manages his own roof terrace garden in Dalston, London. He mostly collects and grows succulents and alpines as they are drought intolerant. However, he does experiment with bulbs in containers too! You can see his stunning roof terrace garden below.
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Kyle Leonard (aka. @kyleleonard) is an avid urban gardener from Salford. He experiments with everything from Nasturtium to DIY. But has a large passion for all things cacti! Cacti are easy to grow in urban areas as they’re ideal for indoor conditions. You can read about Kyle Leonards Urban Gardening Adventures in his new blogging series.
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Naomi Hare (aka. @Naomi126) owns an art gallery in Edinburgh. And she’s always looking for ways to spruce it up with a little greening! From Kokedama’s in her window displays through to leafy geraniums on her doormats. She always manages to find new ways to green up her city.
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GYO in the City
Joe (aka. @pianomojoe) is a horticultural student at Capel Manor in Regents Park. He’s always loved gardening and boasts his creative techniques on his GardenTags profile. We love his idea of spray painting a bottle for vertically growing Chillis. And his home-made Tomato grow-bag out of a festival tote bag!
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Damien (aka. @semisweet88) is a gardener who loves to experiment with garden design in small spaces. He’s well known on GardenTags for his stunning miniature gardens. His cacti garden boasting Century Plants can be seen on the left below. Whilst a GardenTags favourite – his miniature Asiatic garden can be seen on the right. Damiens work is proof that urban gardening can be an art form in itself!
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Balcony and Views
Anthony (aka. @theurbangardener) gardens mainly on his balcony in Manchester. Whilst also working in a medium-sized garden in Liverpool. His vertical garden is a DIY exploit for his balcony, and was created by a wooden board he found discarded in an alley near his flat! He also coupled a Banana plant with Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ and Dahlia ‘David Howard’. This produced a great colour combo, but watch out for greenfly with this one.
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Stuck for Urban Gardening Ideas for Your Country?
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