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10 clever urban gardens

By: WomansDay .com on Aug. 14, 2010, 9:44 a.m.
New York's Central Park

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Urban oasis

Cities aren’t exactly known for lush scenery — they don’t call it a concrete jungle for nothing. But as horticultural technology improves and global warming becomes a bigger concern, a new trend has emerged: urban green spaces. Not only are urban gardens good for Mother Earth — by helping reduce water pollution and improve air quality — they’re also beautiful works of art. Whether you’re a city-dweller or suburbanite, these metropolitan oases are sure to inspire. (Text: Alexandra Gekas/

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