Category: Vertical Garden Installations (Page 3 of 6)

Silvanus Vertical Garden in Istanbul

Here’s the first living wall of Istanbul. Designed as a billboard for Siemens, the 90 m2 garden is located on a building in Şişhane undergoing renovation. The garden is home to 4000 plants belonging to 8 different species, which do not require soil to survive. for more details. You can see for planters to make your own vertical garden.



Natura Towers Exterior

The vertical garden wraps around three sides of the Natura Towers’ square and faces south, east and north. The green wall surface has several breaks around doors and shop windows. The wall garden covers the sides of two sets of stairs that connect the square with the upper and lower levels.

The north facing wall has only indirect sunlight. It has a variety of ferns such as AspleniumAthyriumPteris and Polystichum, and many broad leaved species like different BegoniaPilea, and Arum. Ferns do really well in lower levels of light and are found in many successful living walls.

There are also contrasting fields with thin, linear leafed plants – like Iris japonica and some varieties of Chlorophytum comosum. Combined with a few solitary, larger exotic plants, like Philodendron bipinnatifidumPlatycerium bifurcatum and Monstera deliciosa, the living wall has a moist, woodland character with a tropical touch.

For a large part of the day, the south facing wall is shadowed by one of the buildings, but still, the sun exposure creates significantly different growing conditions. Unlike the other walls where most plants have rather modest flowering, this wall is more colorful, for example species of CeanothusGeraniumFuchsiaBergeniaCupheaHeucheraLantanaPelargonium and Campanula. There is also some areas with grass and grass-like plants. The intention is to create small, light, moving grass-fields framing some of the openings.

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