A Wild Garden Leaps Off the Walls of This Backyard Build

A Wild Garden Leaps Off the Walls of This Backyard Build

By Luke Hopping / Photos by Ema Peter
A Vancouver garden blossoms alongside fresh development.

A construction boomlet is underway in Vancouver, where revised zoning ordinances are encouraging homeowners to put up rentals, workshops, and other small but useful buildings near the alleys behind their houses. "It’s a way to create density within a city that is unaffordable for many families," says architect Clinton Cuddington, whose own laneway project hoisted a new addition, and a garden along with it.

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