The alley garden project on 27th street was started in July 2016, and aims to demonstrate the possibility of utilising wasteland for recreation and social cohesion purposes. Yangon has many kilometers of back alleys, but at present these are solely used as rubbish dumps, attracting pests. We aim to demonstrate how Yangon’s many alleyways could be used as clean and healthy recreational spaces featuring gardens, street art and children’s play grounds as well as recycling and composting techniques.
We are now working on expanding the project to another locations, including downtown Yangon and other townships. These new locations will be upgraded before the rainy season of 2019.
Find our completed alleyways on the map below.
Watch this video by BTP on one of our alley garden projects
Video by No. 2 Art Area, a collective of street artists involved in decorating a number of the alleys.