08 Sep '12, 11am

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram, A Whimsical Urban Garden Made on the Move

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram, A Whimsical Urban Garden Made on the Move

Over the past three days, one of Helsinki's tram lines has been carrying some unusual cargo -- living plants donated by passengers for inclusion in an amusement-park-themed urban garden built from recycled timber on a disused industrial site in the Finnish capital. Inspired by an iconic wooden roller coaster built for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, the Plant Tram Urban Garden was commissioned by the British Council and conceived by the London-based landscape practice Wayward Plants as a "participatory project" utilizing the city's local transport network to build the whimsical garden. © British Council In addition to hopping on the Plant Tram, a special car that ran on Helsinki's regular transit line from Sept. 5-7, and donating plants to the cause, residents are being encouraging to help Wayward Plants and its local partner, the environmental group Dodo , map out current ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/all-aboard-helsink...

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