architecture
Sad Middle-Age Lego and Alcohol Shrines in Shed of the Year Running

It's that time of the year when we celebrate men who can't stand being contained within the regulated bricks and mortar structure of their actual houses where their actual families might be, with the 2018 Shed of the Year contest rounding up a selection of the finest – as in, the stupidest and most indulgent – garden sheds in the country. Read More >>

crime
Police Security Division Reveals Anti-Crime Garden

A police initiative is testing a crime-fighting garden, one that cost £20,000 to develop and show, but contains ideas its designers hope might save many times that thanks to security measures that make it hard for burglars to gain entry. Read More >>

cities
This Crumbling, Abandoned Overpass is Becoming a Sky Garden

If you live in a post-industrial city, odds are good that it’s got its share of abandoned, blighted transport infrastructure. Some cities demolish it, some cities let it fester, and other cities repurpose it. In Seoul, South Korea, they’re choosing the latter. Read More >>

architecture
People and Cyclists Not Really Welcome on London’s Garden Bridge

The knives are out for London's future new garden bridge, with the project's backers revealing a few awkward details about it now it's gained planning permission. Read More >>

booze
Forget Coolers and Store Your Beer in this Underground Contraption

Beer coolers are a pain in the arse. First of all, you have to find a load of ice. Then, you have to pour all the ice into the cooler. And that's just the build up for a wet night full of melting ice. Thank God some zany Danes found a better way. Read More >>

tools
A Guillotine on a Stick That Lets You Play Caesar With Slugs

If you're tired of your local snail and slug population undoing all the hard work you've put into your garden, there's finally a tool that lets you choose between getting rid of them humanely, or turning them into ironic compost to help your flowers and vegetables succeed. Read More >>

architecture
The Food Growing on This Building Will be Served at a Restaurant Inside

France will make quite a statement about feeding the world when it unveils its pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Not only will vegetables, herbs, and hops grow on the building's exterior, but that same food will also be served at a restaurant inside. In fact, the whole place is set up to be like a market from the future. Read More >>

wtf
Gardener Claims He Hasn’t Watered His Flourishing Biosphere Since 1972

If you can't raise a plant to save your life you know the appeal of terrariums, which can sustain themselves for months on end without being watered. But a retiree from Surrey says he sealed up his bottle garden in 1972—and hasn't watered it since. Read More >>

design
Build a Custom Garden Planter with these Lego-Like Blocks

It's hard to argue the fact that Lego is one of the greatest toys of all time, but who says the plastic building blocks have to only be used as toys? The creators of these wonderful Togetherfarm Blocks—made from recycled food-grade plastic—are intended for use as planters and garden boxes in any shape or size you can imagine. Read More >>

design
Just Add Water to Grow This DIY Concrete Garden Furniture

Everyone knows it's important to water the garden, but what about watering the furniture? Normally, that might just be proof of insanity, but if you plant a few of these of these customisable chairs, it's just the first step to growing a nice crop of outdoor stools. Read More >>

gadgets
Compact Hydroponics Cube Turns an Extra Parking Spot Into a Vegetable Farm

Tired of paying the exorbitant markup for fresh produce at your grocery store? For a mere £50,000—and the cost of finding someplace else to park your car—this compact hydroponics container lets you grow a farm's worth of vegetables on a minimal chunk of land. Read More >>

design
Magnifying Glass Vase Greatly Exaggerates Your Gardening Skills

Even if the garden you planted in the spring ends up looking like a devastated warzone by the summer, you can still impress your friends with what appear to be giant healthy blooms thanks to this magnifying Big Bloom vase. Read More >>