This will make your heart sing ~ Steeve Wheen brings a little greenery to the streets of East London in his ‘ThePothole Gardener‘ project.
Australian born Londoner Steeve Wheen fills pesky potholes in roads and footpaths with soil and living plants, decorating them with miniature props to create gorgeously tiny worlds.
The project – which Wheen describes as part creative pursuit, part passion and part urban experiment – was inspired by a guerrilla gardening efforts, as well as a wish to bring a little greenery to the city streets ‘one pothole at a time’.
Steve Wheen started the Pothole Gardener project as part of a university course. Over time, the project turned into a blog that follows his gardening efforts around East London. Wheen describes his endeavors as “part art project, part labour of love, part experiment, part mission to highlight how s*** our roads are – the pictures and gardens are supposed to put smiles on peoples faces and alert them to potholes!”