Wall Garden


Vertical Gardening © 2012 Bo Mackison

Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

When we visited the New York Botanical Gardens in early June, several vertical gardens decorated one of the seating areas. I was fascinated with the many textures and colors that the gardeners fit into such a small footprint. A wonderful example of the seeded earth, created with the gardeners’ vision and love of plants.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Bo is always happy to find wonderful examples of the seeded earth!

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. That really is amazing. Someone did a wonderful job of it!

  2. I’d love to have a few of these in my back yard as partitions. Sure wish I could talk a gardener from the New York Botanical Gardens into giving me the “how-to’s”! LOL.

  3. So rich and lush and filled with summer color. Really amazing landscaping here.

  4. Gandalf says:

    I love the idea for a wall garden, and the diversity of texture, color and plants in your photo are all very fascinating to me.

    If you do find more from the NY Botanical garden on this item, please be sure to share it.

  5. Joanne Keevers says:

    This type of garden is great for a sloping site too Bo. Our land slopes, and we have small retaining walls, with various plants on each level. When I finish weeding my “favourite” garden, (when it stops raining!) which is on a steep slope, I will take a photo to show you.

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