Friday, August 1, 2014

The Rise of Vintage: Resurrecting the Front Garden

There was a time that front gardens were a statement, before the explosion of off road parking, block paved drives and people who complained that their street floods each time it rains. Turn back the clock thirty years and the suburban front garden was still a statement but something has gone wrong in the last three decades. We have fallen out of love with our front gardens, we have fallen out of love of making a statement to our neighbours and we have fallen out of love with our community. There is a chance for change though. Last year the Department for Transport revealed that we are falling out of love with the car, and the reason? Cost.

A suburban front garden from before TV.

Allotment & Garden Guide: April 1945


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