Grand Designs in Melbourne Australia is featuring some pretty fabulous plant inspired products this year. Many of them related to the living wall trend. The sculptural ‘Barrel of Monkey’ planters shown above is beautiful. The designer (Adam Cornish) has integrated the structure of the plant with the form of its container. Rather than trying [...]
The Only Way Is Up! Visitors to this year’s BBC Gardeners World at the NEC cannot fail to be impressed by the wall of wonder that is on display outside the floral marquee. By using Woolly Pockets, supplied by Garden Beet, the Gardeners World Living Wall demonstrates just how fun and versatile vertical gardening [...]
I think most designers would probably seek inspiration from far and wide. Whilst Garden Beet has a focus on the contemporary we certainly enjoy stepping outside our ‘normal’ visual field. We enjoy a dib and dab in the retro, vintage, etc. We certainly enjoy mixing context (ie outdoor tables painted high polish [...]
Image: Martha Stewart website. Window Farms is a term used to describe hydroponic growing systems (made from recycled materials) that are sited within a buiding’s windows. A type of living wall – except that its a living window. The farms were developed as a technique to allow city folk who lived in [...]
The toy shop in Cefalu, Sicily knows how to use its wall planters to benefit its shop image and the public realm. What fabulous product placement, streetscaping and use of walls. Perhaps this is living walls pre Patric blanc? These photos illustrate a great technique to blur the private and public domain. The [...]
100% Design. Vertical Gardens Living Walls: the next generation are framed. Du Pont Corian 3D Math Series.
Photo Credits: At 100% Design at InsideOut by KWI&POM, DuPont and Biotecture launched a stunning new solution for living walls using the 3D Math collection of decorative panels made from DuPont™ Corian® hi tech surfaces. Photo by Jon Tonkin for DuPont and KIWI&POM Natural gardening types sometimes argue that growing gardens vertically is a fad, its [...]
Well it seems I missed the opportunity to have another entry on The Dry Garden: A skeptic’s view of vertical gardens in the LA times. Stupidly I made the following point on the author’s blog. But she removed it – partly because I insulted her for which I apologise – but my points remain valid and need [...]
Gosh Mandy Buckland provided a great urban garden (complete with thin lines of living walls) at this year’s Hampton Court show. A compact contemporary garden that I could definitely live with. It was the first garden I saw and soon became my favourite. The garden featured strawberries growing in the walls and along the table top. [...]
..ho hum ……….yet another garden designer stated that vertical gardens were a fad…AGAIN………. Well my plants are so happy with their wall planters that they are exploding with the most ridiculous colours – I never intended for yellow/pink/purple flowers to all come together – this garden was only ever temporary……(no not a fad, but a trial garden). [...]
TV station ‘Help. Who in London does living walls for the home owner’. Slightly chuffed that the RHS recommended Garden Beet.
To be recommended for a TV lifestyle chat program by the RHS for living walls (following a living wall installation at Chelsea) makes me feel mildly excited. Garden Beet used Woolly Pockets at Chelsea. Woolly Pockets allow anyone to build their own living wall with ease. Miguel Nelson the artist and inventor of Woolly Pockets is a [...]