When work gets stressful everyone dreams of running away to take a rest in a beautiful, calming natural setting.Recently, luscious vertical gardens have become more popular and occupy a variety of urban spaces — both indoors and outdoors. The following gardens are the most interesting, eye-catching, and breath-taking vertical installations. Each one has a unique design, a fitting selection of plant species, and are created by some of the most famous designers in the field.
10. Stelmat Headquarters, Cuiabá, Brazil
Stelmat Headquarters, Cuiabá, Brazil
The five-story building of Stelmat Headquarters makes a clear statement for more green. Every floor is designed to provide more space for balconies and gardens and in one of the levels a lush indoor vertical garden welcomes the employees into an office room.
9. Vertical Moss Garden, Milan, Italy
Vertical Moss Garden, Milan, Italy
Go vertical and beyond. This moss design garden by Verdeprofilo illustrates undiscovered opportunities for reaching the ceiling and covering it with a green carpet. Combined with elegant lights, which break up the design patterns, it produces a powerful impression for the observer.
8. Chelsea Flower Show, London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Flower Show, London, United Kingdom
Vertical gardens are also popular in this famous flower show. This lovely garden is made of little blue Bacopa flowers alternating with water features.
7. Mckesson Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, California
Mckesson Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, California
Another tropical living mural illuminates an office building inner space with a three-dimensional collage. The bright green leaves of Neon Pothos and the magenta flowers of orchids stand out of the fine texture backdrop of Ficus repens (Creeping Fig) and Sword Ferns.
6. Villa Cascais, Portugal
Villa Cascais, Portugal
Exposed to the sun, this vertical garden consists of plants from the Mediterranean such as Ceanothus thyrsiflorus “Repens” (Low Blue Blossom)andTeucrium lucidrys (Germander). A variety of Carex oshimensis (Oshima Sedge) and Carex comans (New Zealand Hair Sedge) give a lively and graceful character to the garden.
5. Planted Archway, New York Botanical Gardens
Planted Archway, New York Botanical Gardens
Patrick Blanc proves his talent one more time by creating a tropical wonderland for the New York Botanical Garden’s 10th Annual Orchid Show. This planted archway is just a glimpse of all the gorgeous gardens that make orchid lovers admire this enhanced natural landscape.
4. Natura Towers Interior Vertical Garden, Lisbon, Portugal
Natura Towers Interior Vertical Garden, Lisbon, Portugal
A waterfall over black slates divides the garden into two parts. The tropical touch is emphasized by species from the family Aracacea (Palms) that are less usual for the European area such as Philodendron “Burle Marx” (Philodendron), Philodendron giganteum (Giant Philodendron), and Anthurium Veitchii (King Anthurium).
3. Bay Meadows Welcome Center, San Mateo, California
Bay Meadows Welcome Center, San Mateo, California
This living composition is part of Bay Meadows Welcome Center that invites passengers to stop and enjoy the landscape. The colorful spot mixed with purple, pink, and white evoke springtime and the grass-like Acorus gramineus “Ogon” (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag) provides a playful touch to the wall.
2. A Living Painting, National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
A Living Painting, National Gallery, London, United Kingdom
A living painting or a living garden? The answer is both. The National Gallery in London and ANS Group Europe collaborated to reproduce the painting “A Wheatfield, with Cypresses” by the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh in 2011. The strong trips are easy to be recreated with living plants.
1. II Fiordaliso Shopping Center, Milan, Italy
II Fiordaliso Shopping Center, Milan, Italy
The world’s largest living wall decorates a shopping center in Milan, Italy. The gorgeous garden covers 13,594 square feet and consists of more than 44,000 plants. The vibrant wall is covered by different textures and colors from flowering plants to mosses. It is not only attractive to the eye, but also yields improved air quality to the surrounding area.
From residential and office buildings to the facades of shopping malls, vibrant vertical gardens brighten up the day of citizens who have the opportunity to enjoy them. Architects and designers use green walls to create vegetal art to decorate public and private spaces.