Riverbank community garden in Tsukishima

Riverbank community garden in Tsukijishima

An architect friend tipped me off to a community garden on a riverbank  in Tsukishima. The local government has organized each small section of the concrete retaining wall into individual plots where residents are tending their gardens. It is a great use of dead space, and allows people in a crowded neighborhood to have outdoor plants.

Most of the plots have a simple, double bench structure to hold potted plants. A few have removed the benches and filled the plot with soil. Most are growing flowers, one is dedicated entirely to bonzai.

Riverbank community garden in Tsukijishima

I wonder if more small parks and un-used spaces can be turned into community gardens. The overall effect displays both individuality and community.

More photos after the jump.

Riverbank community garden in Tsukijishima Riverbank community garden in Tsukijishima

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