10 Great Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens? What the bajingle is one of the those? Some clever sole invented a racking system that

Vertical gardens? What the bajingle is one of the those? Some clever sole invented a racking system that enables you to put lots of tessellating plant pots next to each other to give the impression of a full wall of vegetation. That’s the quick answer anyway but since then the art has evolved and there are other solution. The point is though that it gives designers and owners and opportunity to add a new dimension and use plants that would otherwise have been ignored.

huge vertical garden outside

terapiaurbana

It is most common from the walls I have seen that they stand in a communal area so that the most amount of traffic can enjoy them. This garden wall has been set next to a seating area and gives the room a living feel.

Vertical garden with yellow sofa

vertical garden design

Just as with above this vertical garden is set in a public area,most likely reception. The addition lightens the area and gives waiting customers something to look at and enjoy while sitting on their contemporary cardboard furniture.

vertical feature wall in reception

Green Works Nordic

Most vertical gardens are against a wall but what I like about this is that it is a stand alone piece with rustic iron framing. The result is a work of living art that can be viewed from either side and operates as a divider or focal point.

Feature peice vertical wall

lacostera

Set in an open area this is one of the larger wall gardens that I came across and the addition of some coloured plants really sets it off. The design has been worked into the overall scheme as the ceiling lights work well with the colours and complexity of the wall.

Large and wide vertical wall feature

Vertical Garden Patrick Blanc

This office space is clearly larger than the average as the owners have the luxury of setting aside a central curved wall to a feature garden.The effect is great and adding the curved dimension makes this stand out as something a bit different. It’s hard to tell but viewed from outside at night the down lighters would really make this a talking point as passing traffic looks in.

Central circular vertical garden

Vertical Garden Patrick Blanc

Adding more voluptuous plants to a garden wall is rare as the space is usually rather limited, hence the reason for putting it on the wall. It’s nice to see here though that the plants come out a lot more and give varied contours to the design.

downlit feature garden wall

Vertical Garden Patrick Blanc

Why keep it inside? Adding a vertical wall to the facade of a building can really brighten the end of a block but you better hope the plantsĀ at the top don’t get ill because helping them out is going to involve a head for heights and some expensive machinery.

Wall garden on 5 storey building

Street utopia

This seemed like a really good idea to me, especially for companies with an eco edge. Setting the logo into a vertical garden really makes a feature of the company name and thus will attract attention to it. We still don’t see them too often so they stand out when we do and if people look then people see your logo.

vertical garden with logo inset

Plant Design

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About adambarnes

Adam Christopher is a designer with an automotive background. Having studied transport design at university he went on to become a toy designer in Denmark for LEGO. From there he has been building a reputation for interesting concrete designs and flowing, beautiful sculpture