Garden Salvage Chic

Garden Salvage Chic

We have become very accustomed these days to throwing away old stuff to build sparkling new things. And it’s the same when it comes to garden design. It breaks my heart when we waste so much but in truth who wants old tat when we are encouraged to want new items?

I thought it would be fun to create a garden from things that people throw away. I want to go to a tip and salvage second hand artefacts that people no longer want and show you how to make a completely different type of garden by upcycling them. Shall we call it ‘Garden Salvage Chic’?

I want to let my creativity loose working out what I can build from what I can find. It is likely to involve using indoor furniture as outdoor furniture, tons of colour, wit and imagination. Who knows what will happen?

Of course I am going to pull it off – what could go wrong? But I want to make garden design fun and attainable for normal people on a budget and show you that you don’t need to be rich to have a great garden! 

The Black Gardener
June 2019

Image credit: Michelle Broomfield

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