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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Garden Types
Caring for Your Plants

Practical and economical reuse of materials for caring for your plants from the rigors of city life.

Community Gardening

Gardens for and by communities.

Curbside

Gardens at the edge.

Dead Space

Overcoming active suppression – Green uses of dead space.

Decoration

Beautifying urban spaces through plants.

Edible

Hidden feasts in a dense city.

Independent Plants

No matter how much we pave over nature or confine it to a pot, plants are resilient, resourceful and able to confound our built environment.

Inspiration

Beautiful, wonderous, magical – sources of inspiration for DIY urban gardeners.

Other Uses for Gardens

Urban gardens moonlighting in unusual and useful situations.

Parks

Investigating Tokyo’s inner city parks.

Play

FUN!

Tools of the Trade

Key items in the urban gardener’s arsenal.

Trees

Larger scale members of Tokyo’s urban gardens.

Vertical Gardens

Hanging, climbing, dangling…….

Walks

Documenting walking tours of Tokyo’s often overlooked and underappreciated spaces.

Water Gardens

Fresh and crisp water gardens supporting invited life and gatecrashers.