Collection by Andrea Smith

Growing Upward: 9 Ways to Plant Vertically


To live in a city often means abandoning all hope of owning a garden. By planting vertically, however, these projects were able to add greenery without sacrificing precious floor space.

Inspired by her visits to Japan, architect Cary Bernstein did not build to the property lines but left open about...
A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California.
A thoughtfully designed garden in New York City makes way for an existing fountain by landscaping vertically around it....
Urban Garden for Durst Organization, Bank of America building, New York, NY, 2010.
The dramatic 90-square-foot patio features a cooking and seating area.
Cox initially conceived the deck as a conventional surface for relaxing and entertaining.
The view from the uppermost level of the yard looks down to the slide and the sloped lawn, sandbox, and, beyond the...
A garden of of small herbs and vines creates a fan of green as the plants creep up the outside walls.