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The Urban Garden

Downtown, Seattle, WA

Located at the NW corner of 7th Avenue & Union Street in downtown Seattle. Several types of giant flowers will bloom atop a large (9' tall x 7' wide) steel flowerpot. In the course of a 15 minute cycle, after they are periodically watered by a watering can, the stalk of blue flowers will open and close. A viewing window will enable viewers to see the interior mechanisms at work. The flowerpot saucer will provide seating, as well as nearby benches. Completed July, 2011.

 The Urban Garden
  • Evening photograph of The Urban Garden at the corner of 7th and Union St in downtown Seattle. Installation completed in 2011.

  • Sketches, fabrication and installation of the Urban Garden on the corner of 6th and Union in downtown Seattle.

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    KCPQ Q13 TV, Ginny Ruffner and The Urban Garden, Seattle, WA.

    NWCN TV, Urban Garden, Seattle, WA.

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    Daily Journal of Commerce, Sheraton transforms 7th Avenue with a garden, Jennifer Guthrie, Seattle, WA

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    Seattle Met blog; Culture Fiend, New Seattle Public Art, Ginny Ruffner's The Urban Garden, Lisa Han, Seattle, WA

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    SeattleRex.com, daily entry

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    Puget Sound Business Journal blog, Soon: giant flowerpot sculpture on a Seattle corner, Patti Payne, Seattle, WA

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    Puget Sound Business Journal, "Soon: giant flowerpot sculpture on a Seattle Corner," Patti Payne

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    Puget Sound Business Journal, “Sheraton to put a 'garden walk' on 7th"

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