Green walls or otherwise known as vertical gardens areÂ wall partially or completely covered with vegetation that includes a growing medium, such as soil. Most green walls also feature an integrated water delivery system. We’ll be looking atÂ over fortyÂ most beautiful Vertical Gardens.
Green walls have seen a recent surge in popularity. Of the 61 large-scale outdoor green walls listed in an online database provided by greenroof.com, 80% were constructed in or after 2009 and 93% dated from no later than 2007. Many Iconic green walls have been constructed by Institutions and in public places such as Airports and are now becoming common, to improve the aesthetics. For example: Edmonton International Airport(Canada), Changi International Airport (Singapore) & Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai, India).
While Patrick Blanc is sometimes credited as having developed the concept in the late 1980s, the actual inventor is Stanley Hart White, a Professor of Landscape Architecture who patented a green wall system in 1938. These vertical walls are very beautiful and gorgeous!
Green Wall in Mexico City
Vertical garden on the faÃ§ade of the Quai Branly Museum, 37 Quai Branly, Paris VII
Winner ofÂ 2011 Chelsea Flower Show
The â€œTower Flowerâ€
The â€œTower Flower,â€ designed and built by architect Edouard Francois in Parisâ€™s 17th arrondissement, contains 380 giant concrete flower pots embedded in each of the apartment buildingâ€™s balconies.
A (literal) Tower of Flowers
The Stairscraper: â€œA Desert Greenâ€
The â€œStairscraperâ€ was a winning design by Barcelona-based architect Nabito in theTotal Housing Competition. The â€œhorizontal landscape city,â€ reportedly scheduled for completion in Abu Dhabi in 2015, will allow each apartment to have its own balcony and roof garden.
Living Wall at the Birmingham NEC
This wall at the LG Arena in Birmingham features a â€œcompost modular systemâ€ built into a steel sub structure. Check out the full project gallery created by the UKâ€™s â€œpreeminent supplier of Living Walls.â€
Living Wall at Westfield Shopping Centre
This living wall in Shepherds Bush is the largest â€œLiving Wallâ€ in Europe. It features a fully automatic zoned irrigation and rainwater harvesting system.
Cascading Water Garden
A private London residence designed by Biotecture Ltd. and maintained by Scotscape
Edgware Road Installation
This living wall at Edgware Road tube station is an experimental installation measuring how efficiently such walls reduce PM10s (particulate matter) from the atmosphere, which is a respiratory hazard.
Hydroponic Interior Wall
Designed by Biotecture Ltd. for an office in Norway
The Phyto Universe hair-care center on Lexington Avenue was New Yorkâ€™s first vertical garden. Created in 2006 by Patrick Blanc, a scientist from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Engineer Laurent Corradi, the garden covers 2,900 square feet and includes 9,000 species.
Le Mur Vegetal at the MusÃ©e du quai Branly
Le Mur Vegetal (or â€œVertical Gardenâ€) by Patrick Blanc in Paris. Blanc is known as the father of the vertical garden, through which he combines artistry and botany to accomplish astonishing transformations of urban spaces.
The Pont Max JuvÃ©nal Overpass
Designed by Patrick Blanc in Aix-en-Provence, France (2008)
Madrid Caixa Forum
This Patrick Blanc-designed vertical garden on an exterior wall of a former power station features 15,000 plants and 250 different species.
Living Walls in the Netherlands
These living walls (also designed by Patrick Blanc) are covered in felt and rock wool, which helps irrigate the embedded plant life.
Recycled Bottle Herb Garden
Recycled bottles filled with soil and herbs provide a functional herb garden at a family home in Sao Paulo.
Designed by Rosenbaum.
Hanging Desert Garden
At the organic medicinal herb farm Rio Abajo RIo, in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Modular Tetris Garden
Modular garden tiles produced by Spanish company Ceracasa can be configured in an infinite number of patterns.
Designed by Mike Weinmaster at a luxury condo building in Vancouver.
The Semiahmoo Library
Designed by Mike Weinmaster in Surrey.
An Alternative â€œGreenhouseâ€
Unlike traditional â€œgreenhouses,â€ these houses are covered by (rather than filled with) plant life.
A contemporary private residence was designed by the Belgian architects Samyn and Partners and their botanical specialist, Patrick White.
â€œGreen Castâ€ Plantered FaÃ§ade
This Japanese structure designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates is covered in slanted planters made out of aluminum cast from decayed styrene foam.
A vertical garden designed by landscape architecture firm Proap at a villa in Lisbon, Portugal.
Florafelt Pocket Garden
Constructed using the florafelt planters produced by â€œPlants On Wallsâ€
Singaporean Office Garden
An award-winning interior garden created by Tierra Design / POD for a building in Singaporeâ€™s Central Business District.
A Patio of Pots
Vertical Veggie Garden
Evergreen Indoor Herb Garden
Ascending Hotel Horticulture
Designed by the Canadian firm Green Over Grey Living Walls and Design
San Vicente de Raspeig Childrenâ€™s Library
Designed by architect Jose Maria Chofre
â€œGardens by the Bayâ€
Created by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for the National Parks Board of Singapore
The â€œUrban Cactusâ€
The Urban Cactus is an architectural project in Rotterdam created by UCX Architects, and includes 98 residential units on 19 floors with staggered balcony gardens.