The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:16 pm

Today we are going to see what are the 7 most famous urban gardens in the world. Nowadays urban gardens are becoming very fashionable. It is a way to bring a piece of the “countryside” to the city. Undoubtedly it is very interesting to know other gardens because it gives us ideas or inspirations to use in ours.

Famous urban gardens

The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world

All of them are very different and each one is famous for specific characteristics that we are going to see below:

1- City Farm urban garden (Tokyo)

This garden is located on a rooftop. It arises from the idea of creating a local community to produce vegetables, as well as teaching neighbors how to grow and develop all kinds of vegetables. It is special because they focus mainly on Japanese cuisine, they produce vegetables such as eggplant or soybeans and even rice (which is grown in environments with high humidity and water), so for each one a different cultivation technique is needed which makes this urban garden very interesting and different from the rest of urban gardens in the world.

2- Wellington Hotel urban garden

This hotel is located in the heart of Madrid (Spain). It is one of the urban gardens

The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world
Floren Domezáin with his creation: The urban garden of the Wellington Hotel

most famous for having the largest cultivation area in the urban area, is the largest in the world. It is located on the roof of the building and consists of 325 m2 of planters. All kinds of seasonal vegetables are planted here. Currently, a project is being carried out here for the recovery of tomatoes native to the area. This garden is one of the main attractions of the hotel, it is not only visited by guests but also by anyone else, you only have to contact them and ask for it. The vegetables obtained can be tasted in the hotel’s restaurant “Las raíces del Wellington”. Agrohuerto visited this garden some time ago.

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3- Loofah farms (Montreal)

It is one of the most interesting especially in terms of architecture, because it is located on the roof of two buildings, and is basically composed of greenhouses, which means that they are very resistant to the heavy snowfalls of the harsh winter.

The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world

from Canada. About 40 different types of vegetables are produced at Lufa farms. Both the energy to keep the greenhouses warm and the water needed for the crops are taken from the building itself.

4- Prinzessinnengärten (Princesses’ Garden)

This garden is located in Berlin and was started in 2009 by the Nomadic Green association. It was installed in a land that had been abandoned for more than 50 years, many amendments had to be made and all the materials used to recover it are recycled, which gives great value to this garden. It is a space destined for sustainability in the middle of the city that favors biodiversity and learning for the neighbors.

5- White House Organic Garden

This garden was launched in 2009, thanks to Michelle Obama. The First Lady wanted to set an example on how to live a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness among the population that it is good to change habits.

The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world
Michelle Obama in the White House vegetable garden planting with some of the invited U.S. school children

food. The White House organic garden grows almost all kinds of vegetables and aromatic plants, almost a third of the garden’s production is donated to an organization committed to the homeless. Annually they hold a meeting to promote interest in urban gardens and healthy eating, especially aimed at people with obesity; the campaign is called (Let’s move).

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6- Brooklyn Grange

It is the largest urban garden on a rooftop in New York City. It grows all kinds of vegetables, all of them organically. In the Brooklyn grange, they promote sustainable agriculture, especially within the cities. All their vegetables are sold to restaurants in the area.

The 7 most famous urban gardens in the world

7- Waldorf Astoria Hotel (New York)

This hotel not only receives guests, but also many visitors in its urban garden, which is located on the roof of the building. All the vegetables that are grown are destined for the hotel’s restaurant. But undoubtedly the most outstanding feature of this garden is that it also has a space for beekeeping, in the middle of the city. With this they achieve numerous advantages for the garden, among them that there is a greater fertilization of flowers, which is sustainable and also preserve specific species of bees.

Agrohuerters I hope you have enjoyed as much as I have, knowing the most famous urban gardens in the world. And why not include us in the list of places to visit. Best regards and see you next time!


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