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Horticultured Cities explores urban and community gardens across 15 different countries. With photographs by Finnish photographer Maija Astikainen and an essay by German researcher Aischa Berg, the book launches August 21 at Omenapuutalo in Helskini. Check out Maija’s website for more details.

    All images by Maija Astikainen.

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I am very excited to properly introduce our latest contributor. Géraldine Mahé is the founder and editor of a great french garden, landscape and architecture blog BUD UP. It’s awesome to have a contributor all the way from Paris.

Hermès Rooftop Garden by Géraldine Mahé

The perfumer of the house of Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena, has a long relationship with gardens. He has chosen four special gardens to inspire the creation of four special perfumes. The first a secret Mediterranean garden hints of orange and fig trees. The second, inspired by a garden on the nile of Egypt smells of roses and mangoes. The third comes from the idea of a garden in India after the monsoon – fresh, lemon-scented and spicy.

The final perfume is inspired by the Hermès garden itself. The garden is located sur le toit – on the roof – of the Hermes head office on rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. The perfume reflects the three main trees of this garden, magnolia, pear and apple. In the video below the head gardener Yasmine and Jean-Claude give a little tour of this special space (in French!).

 All photographs by Quetin Bertoux, translation by Sophia Kaplan. Be sure to check out BUD UP!

This sweet tumblr documents the little rooftop garden and indoor plants of Brooklyn resident Liz Tan, Super cute, check it out here.

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Being a happy tourist at the Osaka Aquarium with my mate the whale shark and at Tenku no Noen rooftop farm in amongst the city.

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This so called ‘Green Box’ is situated in the Raethian Alps, Switzerland. It was created by architects Act Romegialli from a disused garage. The building houses a simple kitchen and entertaining space along with a spot for its owners gardening tools. The vegetation that covers the structure is largely deciduous – honeysuckle, russian vine, hop and golden clematis. While the base is surrounded by evergreens like valerian, cosmos, gem marigolds, and zinnias which provide a year-round variety of flowers.

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Alex MacLean learnt to fly while studying architecture at Harvard University. His latest book gives a pretty spectacular glimpse into the rooftop gardens of some of New York’s luckiest residents. Imagine.

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