Daily Garden: Toll Booth Gardens

I know I am ‘away’ but as I said — in an out –and I am kinda loving this garden idea and had to take moment to toss it up here to share.  I recently adopted (temporarily) a whole bunch of house plants and this sketch looks alot like my three seasons porch — I have the challenge of keeping them just warm enough all winter without hiking up my utilitiy bills until I give them back — a glass toll booth roof woudl actually be helpful.

toll both gardens

This and about a dozen other ideas for improving various work environments were created by illustrator Steven M. Johnson as part of GOOD’s Work Issue.

Head over to GOOD to see more of Johnson’s  ideas, or check out a slideshow of Johnson’s workplace solutions.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. fer on November 17, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Very nice idea! I would like to see more project like this on the highway

  2. allanbecker-gardenguru on November 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandra Rowney on November 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Like the toll booth. I’m tracking the restoration of a walled garden at Holkham Hall in Norfolk UK as part of an artist residency. Do click in and have a look at http:/www.holkhamwalledgarden.blogspot.com

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