Urban gardens in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Just a bit of history. The concept of urban gardens seems to have been popularized in England by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the late 19th century. Howard believed that overcrowding and the decline in quality of life in cities, needed to be addressed. That’s when urban gardens came to life in unhealthy cities. Well, Tomar is the opposite of an unhealthy city as it is covered with public and urban gardens as you can see in these photos below at Alameda Primeiro de Março and Rua Coronel Garcês Teixeira.

Urban Garden at Alameda Primeiro de Março in the City of Tomar in Portugal

This is an urban garden right in the middle of the avenue Alameda Primeiro de Março in Tomar. This avenue isn't far away from Rua Marquês de Pombal where I used to live

 

Urban Garden at Rua Coronel Garcês Teixeira in the City of Tomar in Portugal

This urban garden is located in front of apartments at Rua Coronel Garcês Teixeira in the City of Tomar. This area is near the Supermarkets Modelo

 

Cobblestone pathway at an urban garden in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Same urban gardens at Rua Coronel Garcês Teixeira in Tomar. This cobblestone pathway heading to the apartments, shows the workmanship of the Portuguese cobblestone layers

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