A look into the true sense of English gardening.This article covers topics such as agriculture, residential, real estate, and history of the English garden.
Although British society is overwhelmingly urban and suburban, links with its agricultural past are reflected in the popularity of gardening.
It is apparent to each and every on looker,whether from England or another country, England shows its true sense of urban gardening everywhere. On sidewalks,streets,front yards, back yards and parks, everywhere that one could possibly look, there are gardens both big and small all reflecting that something of appeal to add more to the community, to brighten it and make it a more beautified place to live and enjoy.
Traveling all over Canada and some of the states,I have to admit there is no competition when it comes to the true English garden spirit nor what it offers to a community,however; because North America is a fairly new country, not yet rich in architect, agriculture and history, it is only at the beginning of the urban gardening experience.
Following England’s lead, North America is now showing traces of community gardening, beginning to enrich it with the beauty and spirit that gardens offer, creating our their unique communities to live in,adjusting them to their climates and tastes.
An effective point to be made about how urban gardening actually effects communities, is that while living in England I took note that most English cities and towns compete against one another with their gardens. Why would they do that you may ask, well for one very simple reason,in order to promote their towns and cities, urban gardening at its finest.
Today a vast number of English plots are growing smaller and smaller in order to make way for the ever growing population.To compensate for the small plots, allotments come in to play,however; because there is such a large population, you usually have to be on a waiting list for many years in order to get one.
A garden plays a huge role in the real estate market,over half the percentage of houses sold today have to do with the size plots being sold with them.Houses can be renovated and adjusted to the persons particular needs and wants but garden plots cannot be extended or made bigger,they come as is, so people take more care when buying. To the true English,a house is just a house without a garden,with a garden it becomes a home.
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