A small urban garden a few steps east of the Detroit/Gross Pointe Park border, the Backyard Plot was designed as a simple space to relax and experiment with the offerings from the local seed library. One long raised bed, built of eastern red cedar, is situated near the Northern edge of the site with room left for a walking path and a border planting of giant sunflowers. Sling-chairs on the deck, a fire ring, a custom picnic table, and a barbecue grill in the garden offer multiple ways to lounge, share meals, welcome guests, and enjoy the ever-new environment. It’s the start of a simple urban garden that will grow into a lush, verdant respite as its caretakers edit and curate its contents into the future.
Schemed by Tyler Klifman and Lia Greenwell with design and construction assistance from Christopher Reznich.