Congratulations! #2

— July 18th, 2014

And Camden’s Royal College Street (using our planters) won Best Space for Cycling 2014


Congratulations! #1

— July 18th, 2014

Congratulations to Brixton Cycles for winning ‘Best Small Bike Retailer 2014’ at the London Cycling Campaign’s Awards on Wednesday night.

To us they’re a stalwart of the London cycling scene, and significantly to us, still a co-operative.

PlantLock and Green Roof Shelters sponsored this award, and were very happy Brixton Cycles won.

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Best Small Bike Retailer 2014

— July 1st, 2014

Because so many bike shops have PlantLocks blooming outside them, PlantLock & Green Roof Bike Shelters are happily sponsoring the London Cycling Campaign’s 2014 Award for ‘Best Small Bike Retailer’.

You can vote here until midnight 8th July


Right to Work

— April 24th, 2014

Since many projects involving people with learning difficulties feature gardening and horticulture, we’ve always believed there was a link between PlantLocks and the training opportunities of planting and maintenance, that can also bring the organisations at least a small revenue stream.

South Downs National Park have ordered 40 PlantLocks for a variety of locations, as somewhere to lock your bike when in the café or shop.

These are being planted by members of the The Right to Work group (pictured) providing both paid and supported voluntary work for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

photo_Veronika Moore

photo:Veronika Moore

Royal College Street planters #2

— March 11th, 2014

Congratulations to everyone at London Borough of Camden for winning the ‘Achievements in Cycling’ award at the London Transport Awards 2014.

The ‘light segregation’ scheme gives 2m cycle lanes in both directions and uses Front Yard Company planters as the major component in this separation.

FYC planters Royal College Street

PlantLocks internationally

— January 27th, 2014

We get a lot of requests for PlantLocks from the U.S, Australia and elsewhere in Europe.
At 25kgs each (unfilled obviously) they’re expensive to freight internationally singly or for small no.s.
We’ve just dispatched 30 to Velo Cycles – a cafe and bikeshop in Melbourne, Australia.
But as intrinsically heavy products, the ideal would be to establish local production…


Royal College Street planters – a new cycling scheme

— August 24th, 2013


LB Camden ordered 60 two metre planters for their flagship Royal College Street scheme, from us at the Front Yard Company. The planters are used as part of – ‘light touch separation’ between vehicles and cyclists/pedestrians.
As well as the planters we also provided the planting. This focusses specifically on hardy plants that are good sources of nectar, for their wildlife and biodiversity value, as well as appeal to residents.
All part of our desire to both improve cycling and biodiversity in London.

Business Improvement Districts & cycle parking

— August 8th, 2012

Busting with marigolds!
Nice to come across these in Holborn as part of InHolborn’s Business Improvement District’s push towards better on-street cycle parking provision.


— June 22nd, 2012

Thankyou to everyone for all your PlantLock photos – emailed, blogged…
Click below

PlantLocks for your bike when at work

— April 4th, 2012

Although designed for cyclists at home, PlantLocks are frequently to be found at workplaces around the country.

Better looking than sheffield stands, and a nicer way to start your day…

Always brings a smile to our faces

— September 9th, 2011

when we see planting like this! Sunflowers, courgettes and chard growing on a pavement in N London (these PlantLocks are outside Sargent & Co. Cycles).

Which would you prefer?

— March 30th, 2011


A PlantLock or a Sheffield?
Beautiful planting by Two wheels Good in North London…

PlantLock in Japan

— February 17th, 2011

Dan planting a PlantLock for Japanese national television (NHK) who were recording innovative cycling initiatives in London. Subsequently, the Mayor of Onomichi would like them for the city. We’ll post the video very soon…


John Kitchener, Editor, London Cyclist magazine (Dec 2010).

— January 7th, 2011

PlantLock  –  A favourite with bike cafes and homeowners alike…….
A nice touch is that the planter top is actually at perfect pedal height to stop bikes toppling, and the website offers tips about what and when to plant, whether you prefer flowering plants, hardy shrubs or herbs.

London Cyclist magazine (Dec 2010).

Businesses buying PlantLocks…

— August 12th, 2010

Circle 33 Housing Trust /
Barts Hospital /
London Borough of Southwark /
London Borough of Westminster /
Push Cycles, Two Wheels Good, Tokyo Bikes, Look Mum – No hands, Cycle Lab /
The London Hospital /
Garden Court Chambers /
Waitrose supermarkets

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