Olivia Chen

GUERILLA GARDENING: Flowers Beautify Abandoned Flyer Box

by , 06/02/09
filed under: Gardening

posterchild, blade diary, guerrilla gardening, urban gardening, marigolds, urban greening, urban greenery, street art, urban art, street art toronto, street beautification art, urban beautification, abandoned urban furniture beautification, flyer box, planter box, urban space, public space

Hoping to bring some color and cheer to the streets of Toronto, Canada, street artist, Posterchild, decided to become a guerrilla gardener by potting six perky marigolds in an abandoned flyer box. The newly-transformed planter box is illustrative of the point that forgotten pieces of urban furniture may be used to beautify the streets of the Canadian city with very little effort.

Upon realizing that graffiti artists often use flyer boxes for acts of urban mischief, Posterchild pondered how the interior could be used for public benefit. By potting plants, he “leaves the sides open for writers and artists,” – and one can only hope that they will be inspired by this simple, inventive act of guerrilla gardening and continue to embellish the city’s aesthetics.

Via Blade Diary

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2 Comments

  1. arwadoo May 26, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Why name it Gurilla gardening.In the vast overcrowded road system where every thing looks mechanical , the g gardening is real colourful

  2. Vicbowling August 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    That’s a clever way to beautify an area with those flowers in that old flyer box. Nice!

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