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Intermission: The Guerrilla Gardener Intermission: The Guerrilla Gardener

Intermission: The Guerrilla Gardener

by Julie Ma
January 20, 2012

Steve Wheen calls himself a "guerilla gardener." But rather than attacking man-eating plants and running through jungles for a living, he targets potholes and neglected street corners in East London, filling them with soil, flower bulbs, and delightful mini-props (including twine, picnic blankets, tiny plush armchairs, and tiny golf clubs). He even planted a celebratory Royal Wedding garden. 

According to his blog, Wheen started pothole gardening as a school project and has done it ever since. He writes, "Part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how shit our roads are—the pictures and gardens are supposed to put smiles on people's faces and alert them to potholes!"

Frankly, it's adorable.

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