Here’s a thoughtful gift for your favorite wanna-be-green-thumbed New Yorker: the Scout Regalia patio garden kit. Perfect for smaller outdoor spaces like a city balcony or fire escape, these kits are an easy way for an urban gardener to get some green things growing fast.The freestanding raised garden bed was designed so it rests above the surface of your floor and is lined with a recycled drainage textile to help the soil aerate and plants to breathe. Constructed with certified redwood planks, it’s only going to get more handsome as it gets weather-beaten. And the kicker is it comes fully assembled, so all they need to do is add dirt, seeds and love.
Carroll Gardens is named for the neighborhood’s signature setback gardens, which was planned with great foresight by the surveyor Richard Butts back in 1846. Walking along on a sunny spring morning, these front yard gardens can make you stop in your tracks to admire the variety of things growing. As busy as New York life can be, it’s great to have a place where you can stop and smell the roses. For making our mornings better, Mr. Butts, we salute you.