A lot of us live in city and urban environments where any outdoor space is seen as a luxury, and any chance of growing your own food is almost impossible. For those among us who are green-fingered, tools were reluctantly set down when city life beckoned, but that no longer needs to be the case with the growing trend of urban gardening.

Urban gardening is all about bringing the outside in, allowing you to grow your own plants, flowers and produce – all without that premium outside space. Add greenery to your living room and easily grow your own herbs and vegetables, with no nasty added chemicals.

The Indoor Allotment is the perfect kit to get you growing your own herbs. Complete with a little wooden shed, the allotment comes with three plant pots, coriander, basil and oregano seeds, and a white picket fence. This kit is all you need in an allotment –and it can fit right on your windowsill.


Herb fan but aren’t convinced of your gardening abilities? The Click and Grow Basil Starter Kit is an easy way to grow fresh, organic herbs. Technology in the kit will give the basil the right amount of water, oxygen and nutrients it needs, without you lifting a finger. Smart, huh?


Why not try the upside-down indoor plant pot for a new take on hanging plants? With a unique design, the Boskke Sky Planter secures the plant in place, and water goes directly to the plant’s roots, conserving water and limiting evaporation. Plus, it doesn’t take up any precious floor space!


With your new kits to get you started on building an urban garden, you’re going to need the accessories to go with it. Be a stylish gardener with these floral Joules Gardening Gloves and water your plants with the Alessi Diva Watering Can, with a modern Scandinavian design.


Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert