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Roadside Brick Planter
Roadside Brick Planter

Long roadside planter constructed of loosely packed bricks.

Garden in Planks, Pots and Breeze Blocks
Garden in Planks, Pots and Breeze Blocks

Creative use of dead space for a practical garden.

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

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

Ashtray Birdfeeder
Ashtray Birdfeeder

Adding life, scent and song to suburban Tokyo.

Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park
Memorial Garden in Neighbourhood Park

This well tended local neighbourhood park garden is actually a quiet memorial to a deceased spouse.

Apartment Block Garden Fixtures
Apartment Block Garden Fixtures

Affixing small hangers and substantial brackets to increase the plant population.

Commuter Relief
Commuter Relief

Weary commuters mold the organic infrastructure of their neighbourhoods.

Deadspace Care and Attachment
Deadspace Care and Attachment

Unexpected care for run-down suburban dead space.

Young Goya Tunnel
Young Goya Tunnel

Appropriation, connection.

Decorative + Practical Danchi Gardening
Decorative + Practical Danchi Gardening

Decorative charm and creative practical application.

Tokyo’s Convivial Parks
Tokyo's Convivial Parks

Diversity, Vibrance, Tolerance

Rainy Day Ramble in far West SuburbZ
Rainy Day Ramble in far West SuburbZ

Rainy ramble in far west Tokyo suburbs

Takeaway Gardenias
Takeaway Gardenias

Local gambling zone offers flowers to regulars & neighbours

Overgrown Suburban Plot
Overgrown Suburban Plot

Casual colour.

Parking Garden
Parking Garden

Definition and practical value.

Impromptu Hanging Garden
Impromptu Hanging Garden

City infrastructure fosters independent green.

First Floor Goya
First Floor Goya

Easy growing.

Lone Pansy
Lone Pansy

Independent decoration

Floral Stairway
Floral Stairway

Suburban colour.

Seashell Border
Seashell Border

Ocean-in-Suburbs

Dense Tiered Garden
Dense Tiered Garden

Bricks and all kinds of junk.

Sidewalk Kinkan
Sidewalk Kinkan

Delicious pickled, marmaladed, or squashed up in the mouth…..

Tomato Garden in Blocks
Tomato Garden in Blocks

A temporary patch of life on a shallow, gravel parking lot.

Sensitive Block Wall
Sensitive Block Wall

Although the trees are long dead, the wall reminds us of a garden once treasured.

Clothes Hanger Garden
Clothes Hanger Garden

Car port hanging garden constructed from modified hangers

High Climber in Twine
High Climber in Twine

An interesting take on the classic balcony-supported green curtain.

Curbside Planter Support in Bricks and Wood
Curbside Planter Support in Bricks and Wood

Creating curbside planter space with bricks and wood.

Pocket Garden in Astroturf
Pocket Garden in Astroturf

A cute pocket garden constructed from waste materials.

Potplant Boundary Setting
Potplant Boundary Setting

Multifunctional pot plant set up.

Aerial Climber
Aerial Climber

The role of built environmental artifacts/components will increasingly be that of trellis.

Tree Storage System
Tree Storage System

Tree in use as a storage system for outdoor cleaning implements.

Curbside Assemblage with High Hanging Pots
Curbside Assemblage with High Hanging Pots

High hanging pots in wire

Narrow Trackside Colour in Rocks
Narrow Trackside Colour in Rocks

Rocks and concrete blocks mark out narrow marginal space for a bright shock of colour.

Curbside Chili Garden
Curbside Chili Garden

Curbside as home for hot chili garden.

Volunteer Cactus
Volunteer Cactus

Another example of the resilient, resourceful ways that plants continue to confound our built environment.