Autumnal happenings

I’ve been sent some super sweet gardens over the past week or so.

Raven Forest sent me this wonderful series complete with some adorable tiny people (and hedgehog!)!

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And the staff at Garden Lamposts have been busy, with this pothole inspired installation!

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Keep sending me your pothole gardens so I can help spread the love!

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A Little Colombian Colour…

Stéphane Leybold recently sent me these great pics of his gardening in Bogotá, Colombia, check out some great reactions the gardens got!

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You can see more of her work on his facebook page.

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A twin and a tractor…

This week, two more pothole gardens have sprung up in Europe.

Andrea from Italy sent me his little garden, complete with a tractor (to help fix the road, of course…).

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And perhaps the world’s first “twin” pothole garden was spotted in the Netherlands in the Inventor District.

 

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Thanks for sending them to me – if you spot a pothole garden, get in touch!

When I was in Prague recently, I came across the forget-me-not project, a project to help find missing children. Check them out, it’s a great cause and they are accepting donations if you’re feeling generous.

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Czech-ing out the potholes in Prague…

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I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at TEDxPrague recently. The theme of the conference was Crossing Borders and I was able to show all of the wonderful pothole gardens I’ve been sent, with the new the world pothole garden map. I talked about creativity and how good it feels to get out there and create something – even if it’s as tiny and ephemeral as a pothole garden.

The other speakers were truly inspiring – from an ex-sex industry worker, to a career wedding guest, an Iceland marathon runner, and a scientist working out ways to store files in our DNA – the event was a great success. There was even a stilt walking circus during one of the breaks – amazing.

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I managed some time to create a little garden on Marla Strana, near the famous Charles Bridge. We had some classic reactions from passers by.

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Thanks again to the TEDxPrague team and the people of Praha for letting me experience your vibrant city.

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German and Canadian Pothole Gardens…

This angleic little garden was sent to me yesterday from Osterburg, Germany – thanks Katrin!

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And the Canadian pothole gardener who has been causing quite a stir sent me this great shot!

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These will appear on the pothole garden map of the world. Thanks guys!

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From Battersea Power Station to New Zealand…

With The Chelsea Fringe in full swing, I recently got down and dirty in Chelsea to create this little garden in the shadow of Battersea Power Station. If you’re in London, check out what they’re up to.

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I’ve just been sent this great little garden from New Zealand. Thanks so much, it’s wonderful! I’ve begun a pothole garden map of the world to map all of the wonderful pothole gardens sent to me, why not get out gardening and then add your creation to the map?

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