News: Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Guerilla gardener Steve Wheen has a simple solution for urban beautification: grow mini-gardens in potholes all over the city, simultaneously transforming ugly roads AND warning motorists and cyclists of potentially dangerous potholes.

Beautifying London One Pothole at a TimeMetro reports:

"'I'm a mad keen gardener but I live in a small flat without a garden,' said Mr Wheen, from Shoreditch, east London.

'I also wanted to make a point. As a cyclist I find potholes a constant menace. I have almost come off my bike several times.

And the roads are in the worst state I have ever known in London because of the snow this winter. I choose smaller roads or pavements with potholes and work early morning or evening so that I don't get run over while gardening.

I prefer to use low plants with bright, colourful flowers in the hope that motorists will see my gardens and avoid them.'"

Check out Steve's site for his latest work.

P.S. HowTo: become a guerilla gardener OR try making your own seed bombs.

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

Beautifying London One Pothole at a Time

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2 Comments

Potholes or not people are going to trample those flowers.

doesn't matter! the guy is making his point and getting great publicity doing so... go steve! :D

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