Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: A Blanc Canvas. Presenter: John Patrick, 23/08/2014 SERIES 25 Episode 23 John continues his series of profiles of leading landscape designers France's Patrick Blanc is the world's foremost designer of vertical gardens.
Over the last 30 years he has created more than 250 - and John is visiting the latest. He's meeting up with Patrick at a twin-tower complex at the edge of Sydney's CBD which incorporates decorative panels of ornamental plants both inside and out. Blanc tells John why he's pioneered this type of planting. "For this project, with (French architect) Jean Nouvel, we tried to make a building covered by plants. John is amazed by the number of plants on the vertical frames. "I wanted mostly native species, but to have some of the colours and fragrances it was my job to mix in exotics," says Patrick. John asks Blanc about the construction. The entire system is hydroponic and uses treated grey- and black-water from the tower blocks. John asks Blanc how he ensures some of the plants don't take over.
Gallery - Vertical Gardens Australia. Green Cities - Gallery. Vertical Garden Design in Perth and Fremantle. Greenwalls, Plant Walls, Green Walls and Garden Walls. Garden Sculpture and Art. Courtyard Design and Garden Features. What are Vertical Gardens?
Vertical gardens are simply gardens designed to grow on vertical surfaces on either existing buildings or stand alone structures specifically designed for the purpose. This type of garden can take on many forms either consisting of a number of vessels which are reticulated, usually using more conventional watering systems, or through the use of waterproofed walls covered with pockets of felt and fed through a more elaborate hydroponic system. They can be as simple as stainless steel wire or trellis with grape vines growing on it, espaliered fruit trees or more complex growing hydroponic systems or greywater recycling systems.
The second system often referred to as a greenwall or mur vegetal has been pioneered by the French botanist Patrick Blanc who has designed extensive walls which cover whole sections of buildings. There are a number of companies which offer modulated systems which emulate this method and are now available in Australia. The World's Most Amazing Vertical Gardens. It is possible to go green in such a way that you save money, encourage plant and insect life, and enjoy much more pleasant surroundings, even in the heart of the city.
Photo: pdbreen You are walking along a city street when suddenly you are confronted by the totally unexpected. A wall of greenery rises vertically up the face of a building nearby, and architecture takes on a whole new dimension. Not only are those who instigate this type of cladding being environmentally friendly. They are saving money as well. Vertical Garden. 39 Insanely Cool Vertical Gardens. 15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World. Halles Avignon – Provence, Cote, d’Azue | Artwork and Photography by PATRICK BLANC Born June 3rd, 1953 in Paris, France, Patrick Blanc is a botanist and creator of the vertical garden.
A scientist, working for the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) since 1982, Blanc’s vertical gardens have taken him around the world, creating incredible works of living art for cities, public buildings, museums, hotels, restaurants, commercial spaces and private residences. Please enjoy this small sample of Patrick’s phenomenal work, to see his all of his projects, please be sure to visit: murvegetalpatrickblanc.com 2. Caixa Forum, Madrid 2007 Artwork and Photography by PATRICK BLANC @ murvegetalpatrickblanc.com 3. 4. 5. Patrick Blanc – Botanist & Artist Education: Docteur de 3ème cycle (1978), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 Docteur d’Etat ès Sciences (1989), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 [Source] 6.
Green Walls May Cut Pollution in Cities. Photograph by Bertrand Garbel, Hemis.fr/Getty Images A living wall bursts with vegetation at Paris's Musée du Quai Branly—a type of green wall that's catching on in some big cities. These vegetated surfaces don't just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building's energy efficiency.
(See a complete list of green wall benefits.) What's more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what's called a "street canyon," or the corridor between tall buildings. For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. That's why the green-wall study is "putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots," he said.
—Christine Dell'Amore. 'Vertical Earth Gardens' relies on hydroponics to add green to your space. Carlsbad-based Vertical Earth Gardens aims to bring some green to balconies, side yards, backyards, roofs, decks, frame patios and facades of your abodes.
Founded in the spring of 2009, the company wishes to help the San Diego residents grow healthy food while fighting perennial drought problems and conserving environmental resource as well. Their vertical gardens not only save space, but also grow lettuce, herbs, and vegetables healthier and more efficiently than a traditional garden bed. Founders Mark DeMitchell and Mike Tarzian – as they conceived their project – utilized hydroponics to deliver water to plants that uses 80% less water than traditional gardens. The patent pending design touts a detachable reservoir that recycles water and keeps it circulating through the system continuously.
It also contains nutrients that are so necessary for speedy plant growth. The self-supporting framework is mostly handmade. Vertical. 20 Masterpieces of Green Graffiti.