This morning, SpacesTV, a home and garden-centric YouTube channel that’s seriously giving HGTV a run for its money in the hipness department, launched a new, Denton Tarver-hosted show called “Urban Gardener.” The first episode, a 3-minute glimpse into an outrageously lush backyard sanctuary in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill nabe, is sure to turn any aspiring urban greenthumb, well, green with envy.
The 3,600-square-foot garden, complete with yew trees, Japanese maples, koi pond, statuary, juniper, and the requisite Victorian gazing ball, was original confined to the backyard of a Clinton Hill old-timer named Bill, but has since expanded to the backyards of neighboring homes as well.
I only wish the clip was a bit longer as I didn’t want to leave Bill’s lovely backyard (the water features sealed the deal). I can’t imagine what it’s like to really spend some time back there. As a backyard-less Brooklynite and former Clinton Hill resident, I’d probably invite myself over and never leave. Beautiful stuff (and good luck with that cab, Tarver).
Keep an eye out for future “Urban Gardener” episodes as well as fresh releases of other original SpacesTV programs like “Offbeat Spaces” and, gulp, “I Live With My Mom.”
Video screenshot: SPACESTVYouTube

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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