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24 Urban Garden Concepts

From Eco-Friendly Floating Greenhouses to Urban Surf Parks

— July 18, 2016 — Eco
Garden concepts can serve many different purposes. Like the ecologically sound floating greenhouses in Belgrade, they can be methods for teaching sustainable food production in urban spaces. Or, like Penda's winding pathway park in China, they can be tranquil spaces of reflection. They can even simply be something to add a little pizzazz to an otherwise empty area, as with the 'Plant-a-Bar' concept in Vermont. In any case though, these garden concepts encourage a better appreciation for nature, especially in urban spaces.

Whether in public parks or in private yards, gardens have long been associated with human cultivation of natural beauty. The onset of the modern metropolis during the Industrial Revolution called for a shift towards concrete and glass and away from green spaces. Cities are beginning to recognize the fault in that urban planning idea today, and so there is more room than ever for the merger of urban construction with urban gardening.
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Garden-Topped Residential Towers
Garden-Topped Residential Towers
The Sky Habitat Development Features Beautiful Sky Gardens
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Guerrilla Garden Installations
Guerrilla Garden Installations
With Local Gardeners, Strongbow Created a Green Space in the City
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Bullpen Produce Gardens
Bullpen Produce Gardens
The San Diego Padres' Pepper Garden Grows Ingredients for Ballpark Dishes
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Eco Tower Architecture
Eco Tower Architecture
This Urban Garden Structure Features Layered Green Spaces
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Ballpark Rooftop Gardens
Ballpark Rooftop Gardens
'Fenway Farms' is Built on the Roof of Boston's Historic Fenway Park
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Ecological Library Rooftops
Ecological Library Rooftops
Vancouver Central Library's Top Floor Will be a Green Space Community
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Spiraled Pop-Up Greenhouses
Spiraled Pop-Up Greenhouses
The Horti Hood Provides a Temporary Hothouse For Maximum Plant Growth
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Sustainable Park Concepts
Sustainable Park Concepts
This Environmentally Friendly Park Will Be in Downtown Los Angeles
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Urban Surf Parks
Urban Surf Parks
The URBNSURF Wave Pool Offers Public Surfing With a Simulated Beach
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Climate Change Greenery Projects
Climate Change Greenery Projects
This Initiative Uses Plants to Combat Rising Temperatures
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Botanical Train Stations
Botanical Train Stations
The Kaohsiung Train Station in Taiwan is Covered by a Lush Garden
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Relaxing Garden Getaways
Relaxing Garden Getaways
This Backyard Hideaway Was Designed to Get Away from the Busy City
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River-Inspired Landscapes
River-Inspired Landscapes
This Winding Pathway is Meant to Be a Reminder for Preserving Water
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Multi-Sensory Garden Pop-Ups
Multi-Sensory Garden Pop-Ups
This Pop-Up Garden in London is a Sophisticated Play Structure
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Slanted Garden Roofs
Slanted Garden Roofs
OYO Architects Creates a Modern Green Belgium House
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Landscaped Rooftop Terraces
Landscaped Rooftop Terraces
The Shenye TaiRan Building Boasts Stunning "Secret" Gardens
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Urban Communal Gardens
Urban Communal Gardens
This Urban Garden Design Uses Indian Water Mazes as Its Inspiration
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Eco-Friendly Floating Greenhouses
Eco-Friendly Floating Greenhouses
The Eco Barge Cruises the Danube in a Sustainable Fashion
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Food-Growing Towers
Food-Growing Towers
The Hyperions Project Would See a Sustainable Food System Grow on Dwellings
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Garden-Embedded Exterior Bars
Garden-Embedded Exterior Bars
'Plant-a-Bar' Outdoor Bars Create a Garden Space at Drink Level
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Hexagonal Urban Gardens
Hexagonal Urban Gardens
This City Garden is Interactive and Incorporates Different Designs
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Garden-Topped Houses
Garden-Topped Houses
This Concept House Features a Rooftop Vegetable Garden and Solar Heating
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Pop-Up Garden Oases
Pop-Up Garden Oases
This Empty Storefront Was Transformed into a Tranquil Temporary Venue
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Self-Powered Trolleybus Gardens
Self-Powered Trolleybus Gardens
This Piezoelectric Architecture Merges Design & Sustainability
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