Gibbon’s Rent Secret Garden

by Andrew Burns and Sarah Eberle

A historic and long-overlooked alley, Gibbons Rent was transformed into an innovative container garden by architect Andrew Burns and landscape architect Sarah Eberle in 2012.
Local businesses and residents can contribute potted plants, ensuring a continuously evolving display of vegetation. A wide range of indigenous and exotic plants of different sizes create a quiet green space for rest and quiet contemplation, watered with rainwater harvested from the site. Users of the site can now borrow or donate books at a the Little Library, a new book exchange designed by Mill & Jones. Two new gates, created from recycled steel plate by Superuse Studios, mark the entrances to the site.

Can you find… the Little Library?