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5 Fascinating Urban Green Spaces Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/12/2012 7:00 am

As our urban landscapes continue to expand outwards, the green spaces within these landscapes become more and more precious. To our delight, and the delight of city dwellers the world over, these so-called urban green space are experiencing somewhat of a resurgence as unexpected and unused spaces are put to use as environmentally friendly areas. From roof-tops and old railway lines to entire buildings, our built-up environments are being utilized to improve our urban environment. Here at Black Tomato we welcome the transformation from grey to green, take a look at some of our old and new favourite green spaces the world over.

Athenaeum Hotel, London
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The spectacular Living Wall at the Athenaeum Hotel in London was created by Patrick Blanc, who has created vertical gardens all over the world using his pioneering planting techniques. The Athenaeum Living Wall uses more species of plants than any other Vertical Garden in the UK. It's nothing short of botanical architecture.
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