Posted by: Jack Henry | June 5, 2018

Editor’s Corner: Mews

Flowers are growing, vegetables are ripening, fruit trees are blossoming—what better time to return to the discussion of greens? A few months ago, we talked about Pocket Parks, those sweet little patches of trees, plant, or jungle-gyms that people fit into tiny city blocks.

Well, one of you faithful readers sent me a link to something similar: mews. Here is the Google definition and etymology:


noun: mews; plural noun: mews

  1. a row or street of houses or apartments that have been converted from stables or built to look like former stables.
  2. a group of stables, typically with rooms above, built around a yard or along an alley.


late Middle English: plural of mew2, originally referring to the royal stables on the site of the hawk mews at Charing Cross, London. The sense “converted dwellings” dates from the early 19th century.

And of course, some photos to go with it:

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