Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Garden Art Car Goes to Court

88 Oldsmobile Garden Art Car
This garden art car is headed to The U.S. Supreme Court that will consider an appeal next month from the owner of Planet K stores over his long-running battle with the city of San Marcos about his right to display it. In 2007 Michael Kleinman paid two artists to transform this salvage special in front of his store into a painted cactus planter art car. City officials got themselves hot and bothered, claiming the Oldsmobile 88 was in violation of a city ordinance declaring such displays public nuisances. The car was removed and Kleinman is appealing a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in February that found the car-planter to be “ultimately a junked vehicle.”  Good luck with that!! via

Its funny I was going to do a garden art car post a while back and forgotten about it until my dad sent me this article two days ago. As you can see these are just a few of the garden cars I found from around the world. Most are intentional, some natural and the last one is purely accidental. If you like these you might also like the Grass Art Cars also on Art Car Central.
Community garden car on Kensington Garden Art Car in Amsterdam VW Garden Art Car
Belgium Garden Art Car Mercedes Garden Art Car Fiat Garden Art Car
VW Garden Art Car Ford Escort Garedn Car in Slough, Berkshire Vintage Garden Art car in Uruguay
Overgrown Motorcycle Moss covered bicycle Accidental Garden Toyota Car

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