Pete Dungey’s Pothole Gardens Highlight Poor State of Britain’s Roads

(All images by Pete Dungey, reproduced with permission)

Several months ago we featured the pothole gardens of urban interventionist Steve Wheen. Fellow activist Pete Dungey creates similar scenes in the potholes of Oxford in a bid to highlight “the problem of surface imperfections on Britain’s roads”.

While Wheen makes use of miniature objects, such as furniture, to create tiny living worlds, Dungey sticks to flowers, using common garden primulas to create his pothole gardens as part of a project called “Subvert the Familiar”.

Speaking to Treehugger, Dungey said: “If we planted one of those in every hole, it would be like a forest in the road”.

Subvert the Familiar goes beyond urban intervention and guerrila gardening, and includes a series called Alan Keys and another known as Birdsong.  Be sure to check out Pete’s website to find out more.

Keep reading – if you liked Pete Dungey’s guerrilla gardening, don’t miss the pothole gardens of urban interventionist Steve Wheen.



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