Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens

February 28, 2013
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Check out our slide show of Vertical Gardens around the world.

Vertical gardens have an amazing and dramatic appeal and public vertical gardens have begun popping up in major urban centers all over the world. In a cityscape full of concrete facades and architectural flourishes that can only imitate nature’s aesthetics, a building covered completely in hundreds of species of living plants is a showstopper. 

Where Trees Grow Through the Ceiling in Singapore

January 11, 2013
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A grove of trees in the kitchen, a two-story fern wall in the living room, and moss-covered pebble paths in the bedrooms—even in a wilderness glen, the Elok House would be remarkable.

Botanic Superlatives: The World's Largest Vertical Garden

September 28, 2012
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Vertical gardens have grown a lot since 1988, when French botanist Patrick Blanc first experimented growing plants without dirt—on a wall. Their popularity seems limited only by its design, which has been demystified as a fairly straightforward system of a water source, a frame, and a couple layers of felt or wool. Restaurants in Mexico and studios in Manhattan now grow walls of philodendrons, ivies, ferns, bromeliads, begonias, and hoyas. And they've been growing bigger.

National Gallery's Van Gogh Vertical Garden

June 29, 2011
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Has London one-upped Paris when it comes to vertical gardens on museum walls? While the vertical garden that Patrick Blanc planted on the Quai Branly Museum never ceases to amaze us, London's National Gallery unveiled in May a truly unique living wall of its own.