Gardens on the go

By Rebecca Peck / 26-09-2017

Kindred has been working with Scotts Miracle-Gro most recently to promote the rise, and the benefits, of a mobile garden.

Despite 46% of millennials moving rental property on average every three to four years, this age group are investing in gardens that can be easily transported – a practical and rewarding solution to many who may be destined to a lifestyle of renting.

We surveyed over 2,000 people, and the research found that for 86% of millennials, renting actively encourages them to create a garden so they can make their space ‘more their own’. Two thirds (65%) are driven by the desire to have an area to relax and unwind.

Over half of Generation Rent (54%) have reported creating a mobile garden in their leased property – across spaces as varied as balconies, rooftops and courtyards – with a further 51% of this audience considering one for the future.

So, fear not if you’re without bountiful outdoor space – here are Scotts Miracle-Gro’s top tips for achieving a mobile garden:

  1. Climbing clematis will help to take over a space and mask railings
  2. Choose hardy flowering plants for exposed areas like balconies. Marigolds are perfect for brightening city spaces, and pansies and lavender are happy in sun and shade.
  3. Gro-bags are a great way to cultivate vegetables in a small space including peppers and tomatoes.
  4. Planters on railings create a more private space, can be removed easily and do not leak water.
  5. Gro-ables herbs and lettuce mixes in pots for cooking and botanical cocktails.