Vertical Gardening is a special kind of urban gardening suitable to small spaces, particularly for decorating the walls and roofs in various styles. This is an alternative method for gardening by expanding the scope of growing plants in a vertical space. Intensive urbanization has left hardly any horizontal space for outdoor gardens. Green walls are not only spectacularly beautiful, but also helpful in enlivening the ambiance. Green walls can absorb heated gas in the air, lower both indoor and outdoor temperature, providing a healthier indoor air quality as well as a more beautiful space.
- Green facades are a type of green wall system in which climbing plants or cascading groundcovers are trained to cover specially designed supporting structures.
- Plants are either grown in the ground or in the elevated containers where they are watered and fertilized.
Green facades are a type of green wall system in which climbing plants or cascading groundcovers are trained to cover specially designed supporing structures. Rooted at the base of these structure, in the ground, in intermediate planters or even on achieving full coverage. Green facades can be anchored to existing walls or built as freestanding structure, such as fences or columns.
Green walls / Living walls :
Vegetated mat wall :
This system, pioneered by Patrick Blanc, is composed of two layers of synthetic fabric with pockets filled with the plants and growing media .The fabric walls are supported on a framework and backed by a waterproof membrane against the building wall Nutrients and water are delivered through an irrigation system at the top of the wall
Building and installation of Green walls:
Green wall system vary greatly in their design and construction from DIY projects to modular green wall systems. This heading provides information on
- Structures and components for green wall system
- Suitable Plants
- Growing media
- Irrigation and plant nutrition
- General considerations for green walls