The woman who transformed her New York apartment into an urban garden

Garden apartment

Summer Rayne Oakes lives in an apartment in one of the busiest cities in the world — not exactly the most obvious place to grow a garden. But despite the lack of space, she has turned her Brooklyn apartment into an indoor jungle containing 500 plants.

Summer has been a keen gardener since she was a child growing up in rural Pennsylvania. The apartment is her way of cramming the country lifestyle into an urban living space.

Apartment garden

Apartment garden

The apartment includes a living wall in the bedroom, a fig plant that has taken over the bedroom ceiling, and a vertical garden that grows herbs in mason jars. You will also find things like miniature greenhouses, LED ligthing systems, a compost bin and a sub-irrigation system for certain plants.

Apartment garden

Apartment garden

Summer estimates that she spends half an hour a day watering plants, and once a week she spends around an hour and a half pruning, composting etc.

Apartment garden

Apartment garden

First seen on Modern Farmer

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