Phoenix's Flower Street Urban Gardens Simplifies the Vertical Garden
Vertical gardening is all the rage -- a quick Pinterest search for "garden" reveals stacked pots, pallet gardens, and walls of flowers. But what seems like a simple space-saving technique is not always so easy to execute.
Flower Street Urban Gardens
Alex Billingsley offers an alternative to the DIY approach currently taking over gardening websites and magazines alike. After spending the past year refining his version of the vertical garden, Billingsley's business Flower Street Urban Gardens now offers pre-made kits and home installations that allow gardeners to focus on the actual gardening. And his setups look infinitely more pro than your average weekend project.
Initially, Billingsley began experimenting with vertical gardening when he noticed his elderly father having trouble reaching the raised bed in his backyard. He started thinking about designing a gardening experience that could be accessible for everyone, regardless of physical limitations.
Flower Street Urban Gardens Installation at the Morrison Hotel
Having spent several years traveling to teach design for L'Oréal, Billingsley had experience to start with. He says that working with his hands is something he truly enjoys. Though Flower Street Urban Gardens has experienced huge growth since opening last summer, Billingsley still does most of the installations by hand.