Aside from the visual benefits, vertical gardens are mentally and physically beneficial to humans and the environment. Below are some of the most famous vertical gardens from around the world.
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‘The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden’ – One Central Park, Sydney Australia
If you’ve been to Sydney CBD, it’s hard to miss the iconic residential towers covered in plants, which grace the busy otherwise grey looking buildings. The towers of One Central Park were designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel and botanist Patrick Blanc, and prove the diversity that gardens could be in the city.
“One Central Park is a striking reminder that nature can thrive in the city.” – Central Park Sydney website, 2018
The Indigenous and exotic plants that cover the buildings are not only for show, they symbolise the buildings commitment to sustainability and the environment. The building has exceptional environmental standards, on-site water recycling and green (low carbon) energy sources. One Central Park is a showcase for what should be the future for city living.
To learn more about One Central Park’s sustainable energy, read here.
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‘The Rainforest Chandelier’ – Emquartier, Bangkok Thailand
Another vertical garden designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc – Emquartier, Bangkok. The chandelier suspended garden is made up of two elegant spirals consisting of ferns and tropical plants on wires. The 100-metre long garden is surrounded by other nature themed designs, including flowing water pools and other trees. Patrick Blanc is the father of vertical walls, previously a scientist and since a designer of man-made green walls.