Dwell Magazine - Urban Survivor Garden

Dwell Magazine invited Greenlab to design a 10 square foot garden for their annual outdoor issue. Our solution was the Urban Survivor Garden.

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A typical urban garden is usually small in size and enclosed by walls or fences. Planting vertically is a smart way to activate a blank wall and maximize green area in a small space. This modular vertical garden is designed to tolerate urban stress. The garden "unit" is a square foot module that can be stacked and configured to fill any size space you desire!

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The module is a simple frame made of wood, stainless steel and wire mesh to contain the planting medium. Sedum, prickly pear cactus and yucca provide year round interest and have colorful blooms that compliment the industrial look of the wood and steel frame.


Stay tuned for Spring! We will be installing vertical garden modules in collaboration with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in Brooklyn!