Small Potting

Pothole gardens. Tiny gardens that fill urban potholes. The Pothole Gardener, Steve Wheen, creates tiny gardens in potholes (‘mostly on footpaths’), and takes pictures of them. Others do the same around the world.

Steve Wheen has a book out on his tiny garden installation project.
Steve Wheen has a book out on his tiny garden installation project.

Act locally, think globally. These are almost snowglobe sized gardens – it doesn’t get much more local than a pothole.

A before picture of a pothole in Bogotá, Colombia Photo/Garden: Stéphane Leybold via The Pothole Gardener
A before picture of a pothole in Bogotá, Colombia
Photo/Garden: Stéphane Leybold via The Pothole Gardener
The gardenered pothole in Bogotá, Colombia Photo/Garden: Stéphane Leybold via The Pothole Gardener
The gardenered pothole in Bogotá, Colombia
Photo/Garden: Stéphane Leybold via The Pothole Gardener

Steve Wheen started a public collaboration map for pothole gardens. Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 6.13.59 PM

Seeing as they are probably short-lived, and quite possibly outlasted by their host potholes, uploading an image seems prudent.

If I can find a pothole in Geneva, I might just do some local potting myself.

Photo/Garden: Ravens Forest via The Pothole Gardener
Photo/Garden: Ravens Forest via The Pothole Gardener