Vertical gardening has arrived. Combining inspirations from landscaping, architecture, interior design and even fashion, inventive vertical plant compositions are popping up all over the world. These are our most inspiring picks, showcasing the versatility and innovativeness of this urban-friendly way of greening the space around us. Warning – it might prompt you to try out vertical gardening yourself!
- If you’re in doubt that vertical gardens are in fashion, this creation by Dior will surely convince you. Dior used this striking vertical design to draw attention to the Spring/Summer 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week.
- Progressive architects love to incorporate plants into their projects. Milroy Perera Associates have recently designed the world’s tallest vertical garden. The design fantastically sums up the benefits of including living elements in architectural designs: “pioneering sustainable residences, with the aim of taking urban living forward while still maintaining a balance with nature and the surrounding environment”.
- This is the proof that vertical gardening can be applied in a variety of spaces, including commercial units. Make sure you select the plants able to deal with ambient lighting and minimal care!
- Odd-shaped space? Not a problem! This Tokyo design takes advantage of an entrance wall to make a plain feature of the building it’s eye-catching asset.
- Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled this public space concept, demonstrating how business can lead in customer care and wellbeing by incorporating living walls into their spaces. One cannot miss how skilful design results in an impressively precise, artful composition of the project.
- What’s underneath a garden… soil? Far from it – these Shanghai ZOO hanging gardens provide visitors with a completely different perspective on public green spaces and can be a real “sight for sore eyes” on a sunny day.
- How about something you could apply to your home? While this live/workspace in Linkebeek is an bursting with greenery, it shows the power of transforming domestic spaces with vertical gardening. With their health benefits as well as a calming and aesthetically pleasing properties, there are simply no downsides of getting started: do try this at home!