As urbanization increases to accommodate the ever-growing population, having a plot of land to cultivate and play around with is becoming a luxury. However, as these Japanese landscapers prove, anything is possible with a little creativity and imagination.
The annual Kei Truck Garden Contest brings gardens to the people. Kei trucks are tiny flatbed trucks that are often used in the construction and landscaping industries. Every year, landscapers from across Japan bring their vehicles together and set to work creating amazing and whimsical gardens in the cargo hold, to see who can claim to be the best mobile landscaper.
These little pieces of mobile natural beauty incorporate many different forms of design, from the traditional Japanese garden to more modern elements which use lighting and water features to create intricate scenes in a tiny and totally unexpected space.
So, if you’d like your own garden but don’t have space for it, you could take inspiration from these guys and create yourself a pop-up garden: