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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Roof Gardens
Rubbish Drop-off Roof Garden
Rubbish Drop-off Roof Garden

A lovely twist to the usually forboding and odorous gaping deadspace.

Impromptu Hanging Garden
Impromptu Hanging Garden

City infrastructure fosters independent green.

Video: Rooftop Gardening Voyeur
Video: Rooftop Gardening Voyeur

A chance encounter up high.

Suburban Rooftop Jungle
Suburban Rooftop Jungle

Beautiful, out of control hobby.

Mini Farm on Concrete Pad
Mini Farm on Concrete Pad

Recycled and simple materials, like plastic sacks as container pots

Level 9 Meguro
Level 9 Meguro

Dead space becomes a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Polystyrene Planting
Polystyrene Planting

Flexible, tiered, lithe.

Independent Green Roof
Independent Green Roof

Untended bicycle parking bay results in lush unintentional green roof.

Beer Crate Roof Garden
Beer Crate Roof Garden

Transferring the principles of the Tokyo curbside garden a few meters skyward.

Shinjuku Ward Office greening
Shinjuku Ward Office greening

sidewalk awning with minimal space and maintenance, impacts thousands coming to ward office

Roof Garden in Waseda
Roof Garden in Waseda

I needed a telescope to get a REALLY good look, which would have felt a bit like being a garden stalker….

Up in the Air in Shibuya
Up in the Air in Shibuya

From my vantage point on the 5th floor of an Aoyama Dori office building I check on the progress of a number of rooftop gardens which are invisible from down below…..