United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
The Concrete Jungle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Concrete Garden is in a small yard behind a Philadelphia row house. The entire yard was covered with concrete at one point for its use as an outdoor cafe. The owner is a well-known Philadelphia artist and teacher, as well as an avid horticulturist. The yard is enclosed with a tall plank fence. The tops of each board have been cut by the owner into abstract shapes. The owner has also sculpted a large wooden piece. A network of boards criss-crosses the top of the garden. Every plant is housed in a large, bright blue plastic container. There are 110 of these 26-gallon tubs plus a variety of 5-gallon buckets and pots scattered throughout the garden area. Plantings here include varieties of tomatoes, peppers, fruit, flowers, and herbs.
Organizations associated with the garden include VFW Post (former owners).