The rarity of green in the city makes each sighting of a Lisbon city garden more special. In Lisbon, I see tiny apartment gardens literally made from trash and cuttings, little balconies overflowing with monotype gardens or explosions of texture, and stuffed little patios. While we have plenty of rainy, cold days, bare, deciduous trees, and cold nights, even through the winter you will find pockets of bougainvillea, roses, orange and lemon trees, and rosemary. These photos were taken about a month ago, while the jacarandas were still in their second blooming of the year and gracing the city with their presence! Many gardens are hidden behind walls or fences so I can only peer at an explosion of vines overflowing the walls.