The English are passionate about their lovely and ubiquitous gardens.
In London, city dwellers count their blessings when a town house or apartment building includes access to a shared or private back garden, locked away and hidden from passersby. But that doesn't mean they let the front stoop go to waste...
If a walk around London on a sunny spring day proves anything, it's that Londoners will maximize any patch of front yard, rooftop garden or few meters of balcony to create a verdant oasis in the middle of the city. To help celebrate Outdoor Home month, here's a little photo tour of some miniature English city gardens glimpsed from sidewalks around town.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com