html garden imagines what a “seasonal website” looks like, one that rewards visitors for coming back and noticing, contrasting itself to the way our web content constantly shifts. html garden is composed of digitally-native plants, each species derived from a set of related HTML elements, that simulate the growth patterns of real plants (backed by a grammar that means you could create your own plant!).

Visitors are encouraged to take a stroll through and use their inherent browser mechanisms to zoom in and take a closer peek at the plants that call to them. Returning repeatedly will reward you with the sights of growth in each plant along with budding offspring, and if you’re lucky, you might just find new species as you come to become a regular at this neighborhood web garden. The slow growth of the website day-to-day invites returning to the same place on the internet and bearing witness to its change.

html garden was created for, exhibited in Amsterdam, New York (CultureHub), and San Francisco (the de Young Museum), and featured in Frieze and MIT Technology Review.