Planning, Designing, Building
‘Pothole gardening’, one form of guerrilla gardening, first took root in Oxford. It was Pete Dungey who here first came up with the idea of using potholes as tiny guerrilla gardens both as a protest against the appalling state of Britain’s roads and to subvert familiar perceptions of what a street should look like. “If we were to fill every pothole in Britain with plants, our roads would be an absolute sea of blooms”, claims Dungey, who works as a typographic designer. The condition of London’s roads is no better. The video producer, social media specialist and serial blogger Steve Wheen thus adopted Dungey’s concept and has been working hard at filling London’s potholes with his own unique horticultural-based creations.