Urban Gardening is the delight of the modern city dweller or suburban household. It is said that urban gardens make up a significant surface area of cities such as London meaning collectively they are huge percentage of land use. The diverse usage of urban gardens means they are rich tapestry for wild life and even food production. Some gardens become unmanaged overgrown jungles which are great shelter for wildlife in the city. Some gardeners prefer to grow vegetables and keep chickens to be as self sufficient as possible. Most of the time busy working professionals with children choose the low maintenance lawn option which can host an array of activities including sports and pic nics.
The choices when planning a new urban garden are expansive. Most of the time finding a good book on the subject or a catalogue of Ideas are a good place to start like the ones below:
Urban Gardening Ideas
The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Garden Design is a good place to get ideas for your urban garden space. Not only does it illustrate beautifully garden designs and precedent images it also gives practical gardening tips and advice for creating the perfect urban garden.