As things here in many locales of North America are beginning to retire for the winter, and as foliage around many of us is turning to gold, and to fiery orange and red, I thought I’d add a bit of green to the proceedings.
More to the point, I thought I’d scour the Internet and find some of the most impressive vertical gardens in the world. Vertical gardens, or living walls, have been looked upon as a means to add greenery to urban locations, as well as to model future sustainability where natural insulation, and rainwater management is concerned.
Vertical gardens are often found in the form of green walls for existing office buildings and residential spaces, both interior as well as exterior. Here is a collection of many kinds of vertical gardens, either existing or envisioned as existing, to be found around the world.
1. Mexico City
2. Pittsburgh, PA.
6. Vancouver, British Columbia
7. Kennett Square, PA
For more information about vertical gardens and green wall design, have a look at this video interview with noted green wall designer Patrick Blanc .
Along with understanding the artistry behind gardens like this, Patrick Blanc also has a number of insights on the science of vertical gardening as well.