A year of little gardens

This has been an epic year on the blog, and I thought I’d take some time to reflect on 2012. It all kicked off with my short documentary, Holes of Happiness, getting an incredible response on my YouTube channel, piling up over 200,000 views…

I then headed to Milan Design Week (thanks to Lancia) with filmmaker and partner in crime Ms McCokindale, to create a series of gardens for the opening days of the festival. It was quite a challenge (25 gardens in 2 days) but I managed to create some of my favourite gardens to date. From the arts to fashion to music to art, my little gardens reflected all things Italian.

I was also lucky enough to be invited to speak at some cool events, including TED in Hackney, The Lost Lectures and The Secret Garden Party. I’ve almost managed to get over my fear of public speaking 🙂

I had the opportunity to pothole garden with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. What an experience that was. I must say she was a lovely, lovely gardening companion and she had a wonderful sense of humour. Next time we go gardening together she promised to bring Charlie…

chatting with Camilla

I organised a few walks over summer, taking out keen pothole gardeners. The first walk was part of the Chelsea Fringe (we also ran a cycle powered garden themed film festival at Hackney City Farm) and the second walk was part of Koppaberg’s unestablishment series of events in East London.

This little project has taken roots all over the world – from Quebec to Broome to The Hague to Colgne to Eastborne, I’ve had pothole gardens sent to me from all over the world. I’ve posted many of them on this dedicated page.

The Olympics took over East London, and so did a series of little sporting fields…

race track 2

And, of course, my little book of little gardens was published last month by Dokument press. The book launch was a blast, and I even managed to squish people so they were small enough to fit in my miniature gardens…

Here’s the trailer for the book:

Thank you to everyone for their support, keep on gardening!

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