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Rise of the wallflower: Vertical gardens

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Rise of the wallflower: Vertical gardens

Living garden wall

Vertical gardens, also known as living walls, are transforming dull, flat surfaces into vibrant, green canvases. By allowing plants to grow vertically these gardens maximise space and breathe life into our environments. Whether mounted on a wall or as a standalone structure, living walls are the perfect way to add a touch of nature to any space, big or small.

Benefits of Vertical Gardens

Along with being aesthetically appealing, enhancing areas that may have otherwise been overlooked, vertical gardens also offer various other benefits such as environmental, health and economic. 

Environmental Benefits

Air We Go: Vertical gardens purify the air by absorbing pollutants and releasing fresh oxygen. They are nature’s air filters, cleansing the environment one leaf at a time.

Cool as a Cucumber: Acting as natural insulators, living walls can also help regulate temperatures inside buildings. Keeping interiors cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling. A benefit we can all appreciate due to rising bills. 

Biodiversity Boost: Vertical gardens create micro-habitats for the birds and bees, as well as other wildlife, offering a space to encourage life to flourish. Additionally, the invitation of these insects can ensure the ongoing flourish of your landscape. 

Health Benefits

Green Therapy: The presence of greenery is known to reduce stress and enhance mental well-being. Living walls provide further flora to your surrounding walls. These are a perfect offering for any smaller gardens. Imagine waterfalls of flowers cascading and flourishing throughout the seasons. 

Productivity Powerhouse: If you are someone who works from home, then you will be interested to know that studies have shown plants in the workplace can boost concentration and productivity. Turn your home office into a hive of activity and creativity by embellishing it with a living wall.

Sound of Silence: Plants absorb and deflect sound, reducing noise pollution. Vertical gardens help create quieter, more serene environments. Create a peaceful patio retreat surrounded by vertical living walls. A quiet sanctuary to practise yoga, enjoy a fruitful glass of wine, read a book or sit with your loved ones and let nature wash over you. 

Design and Installation

Creating a vertical garden involves more than just planting seeds and watching them grow. It requires careful planning and a touch of horticultural artistry, this is where our years of experience and expertise can ensure the flourishing of the vertical garden. Additionally, we can offer annual care plans for your garden to help develop and enrich your garden. 

Plant Selection

Choosing the right plants is crucial – Did you catch our article on moss gardens. Vertical gardens are another place where nature’s carpet can flourish. Choice of ferns, succulents, Campanula and Fuchsia are just a handful of delights to create your waterfall of flora. 

Why not consider using the living wall as a kitchen garden? lettuce, herbs, tomatoes and strawberries are some options that can thrive. 

Irrigation and Maintenance

Keeping a vertical garden lush and healthy requires a reliable irrigation system. Drip irrigation is often used to ensure even watering. Regular maintenance that we offer will include those vital aspects to encourage the growth of the living wall; from watering and fertilising, to pruning and additional planting will keep the wall in top shape throughout the various seasons. 

Examples of Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Heathrow airport, Elephant and Castle and Covent Gardens are just some examples of places where nature has taken to the stage and offered a breath of fresh air to an otherwise concrete jungle. 

Vertical gardens are more than a trend; they are a testament to human ingenuity and our desire to reconnect with nature. By transforming ordinary walls into living works of art, we can create spaces that are not only beautiful but also beneficial to our environment and well-being. So, let’s raise the bar and our plants and embrace the growing world of vertical gardens. It’s time to let our walls blossom and redefine what it means to be a wallflower.

Talk to us today. Transform your walls into a space where flora can blossom.

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