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Creating Pretty Outdoor Spaces
Find out how you can use recycled materials in your garden or patio to create interesting and pretty spaces.
Our Mission: "To go where gardens have not gone before..."
Our Vision: "Everyone can enjoy being in a garden."
Our Offer: "Why build it when you can simply arrange it?"
Garden Title: GardenMob
Garden Description: Art creates the garden, when works of garden art, largely of upcycled landfill rescue materials, are arranged to form outdoor rooms and amenities. This garden is an expression of traditional garden concepts, deconstructed to the bare essence, and imagined into a modular and flexible garden form. The design team's philosophy is, "Why build, when you can rearrange?" The garden demonstrates a new way to transform traditionally underused spaces such as rooftops, balconies, parking lots, alleys, and rental spaces, into enjoyable outdoor living spaces. The garden also demonstrates ways to transform discarded materials into art. Featuring the work of local artists, each piece is a work that you can rearrange and take along with you from place to place, like furniture, to define garden spaces indoors or out. A nursery of historical significance is making a reappearance after about 60 years to the San Francisco Flower & Garden show, representing three generations of dedication to the craft, and provides mature specimen blooming trees and shrubs typically found in a traditional garden setting, showcased here in a new context. A new variety of Japanese maple is also on display, which offers colored bark throughout the entire lifespan of the tree. The inspiration for a modular, flexible garden was from the designer's father, who encouraged the idea to offer a landscape that could be easily replicated. This garden is the flowering of the original seed of that idea, and has been five years in the making. The designer continues to explore these ideas in collaboration with other artists and inventors, with the vision to extend the enjoyment of the garden to people everywhere.
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