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Urban gardens, done so well it’s urbane

Every once in a while, I stumble on a design firm that just stops me in my tracks, and I find myself digging through their website until I’ve seen every photo they have to show me. Rees Roberts and Partners, out of NYC, are one of these firms.

It was this tiny urban garden that first caught my eye. They have pulled off everything you can hope for in a tiny city garden: it is verdant, peaceful, livable, comfortable, seasonal, and stylish, all in about 300 square feet! I adore the all-green color palette and how it makes you focus your eye on the texture of the plantings, the long draping Boston Ivy, the delicate bamboo, the big-leaved hostas.

Altogether nice, nice, nice. This is an urbane garden, if ever I saw one.

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