Gardens have always been places of leisure, pleasure, andproduction. They reflect identities, dreams, and visions. They also have deepcultural histories and immense symbolic potential. The recent revival howeverhas focused less on the garden as a site of romantic refuge and more on thegarden as a place to imagine the future otherwise; urban farms, verticalgardens, and other innovative urban planning projects demonstrate that thispresent return is no timid retreat but a pioneering quest for a world in whichecological justice counts for something.
- Written by Vitra Design Museum