Imagine a green garden but vertically inclined along the surface of your building, apartment block or the interior wall in your home. When outdoor space is at a minimum the solution for the perfect outdoor garden expression is to look up rather than down for inspiration. The latest trend in gardening is looking up everyday literally. Botanical Landscape Architect Patrick Blanc has revolutionized the garden of the 21st century with his innovation and exciting alternative vision of what the conventional garden should look like for the future.
The move towards maximizing living space is something many homeowners and renter strive towards daily. The movement has expanded inevitably outward into courtyards, garden, terraces and interior walls across the globe. French hotels adorn the stunning effect of a horticultural feast for the eyes upon tall facade walls within the receptions of their famous 5 star hotel. Thus, giving this green garden trend the green thumbs up. Patrick Blanc’s ingenious horticultural vertical garden designs are called the Vertical Garden System.
In French, it is referred to as Le Mur Vegetal which means the coexistence of plant and building together with one another. Blanc, a renowned botanist cum vertical landscape designer, created the marveled vertical garden dubbed the “living wall” of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. While the vertical garden appears to grow directly onto the surface of the building, it in fact is first connected to a mesh like material that is attached to the surface of the wall.
To create your very own vertical garden in your home, terrace or exterior building start with assessing your aims. A horticultural vertical garden would require choosing plants that grow well under any condition but also have an aptitude for vertical heights. Unlike the growth pattern of vines, vertical garden plants grow attached to a mesh netting that allows the plants to flourish even on a vertical angle. If your garden or terrace is small or average then using the main wall within the outdoor space as a vertical garden is the most ideal solution.
The immediate enhancement of any interior or exterior living space through the introduction of plant life, floral or green foliage absolutely enriches the environment and surroundings The presence of a vertical garden instantly changes the overall look of any space indoors or outdoor. Research which plants best suit the climate that your property is located in, then look at the plants that most appeal to you and will best suit your vertical garden wall.
Keeping the floral or foliage rich with texture and color when floral plants are used makes the garden effortlessly appeasing to the eye and environment. Take a trip to your local plant nursery for expert advise to assist you with plant selections and maintaining your vertical garden based on the plants selected. Click here for stunning images of vertical gardens around the world.