Small city gardens are one of the most enjoyable ways to soften the harshness of life in the big city. Gardening in London, for example, is a traditional hobby of British city dwellers - and they're very good at it! Strolling the streets of London in June can be a real enchantment and the British climate makes for infinite combinations of plants and flowers.
In New York City it's much more difficult to maintain a healthy garden: the extremes of temperature between winter and summer and the wind in the corridors pose challenges to growing a small garden. Nevertheless some devoted enthusiasts succeed. And to have one's corner of paradise in the city makes it well worth the effort!
What a view over Central Park!
A well protected private garden in Paris' 16th arrondissement. Sculpture has long played a key role in French as well as Italian gardens.