ISSUE 84  |  Summer Gardens in the City

Fire Escape-Worthy Mobile Planters by Bacsac

August 05, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

On a recent spring afternoon in London, Julie and I stopped in at Twentytwentyone to view the design offerings; what caught our eye, though was the outdoor garden featuring Bacsac mobile garden containers, which made us fantasize about growing our own vegetables and herbs. Why not, when the Bacsac is suitable for all climates and made from 100 percent recyclable permeable material, which allows the soil to breathe and drain with limited evaporation and maximum root protection?

Plus, the Bacsacs are lightweight, well designed, and convenient (they can be folded and stored when not use); there really are no more excuses. Go to A+R Store in the US or Twentytwentyone in the UK for more information.

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Above: Bacsac containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes (a square Bacsac is £47.50 at Twentyonetwentyone). A trio of Frenchmen–designer Godefroy de Virieu and landscapers Louis de Fleurieu and Virgile Desurmont–came up with the award-winning concept.

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Above: A small vegetable garden could be created in almost any location (fire escape, even?). Bacsac’s Mobile Garden Container is $128 from A+R Store.

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Above: The Bacsac garden is very mobile.

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Above: Bacsac garden containers can be hung from a balcony railing.

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Above: The Bacsac is made from a featherweight, air-permeable double-walled geotextile fabric that’s 100 percent recylable and frost and sun resistant.

For more ingenious pots for outdoor spaces, see A Clever Parisian Balcony Planter to Straddle a Balcony Railing.

N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published July 7, 2011.