French botanist Patrick Blanc is a pioneer in soil-free systems for growing gardens on indoor and outdoor load-bearing walls. Vertical gardens temper urban heat islands, improve air quality and insulate the building, reducing energy consumption.
Green vertical walls are very popular at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, as are green roofs. Green walls are a natural, good looking and environmental way to cover that ugly back wall. They are nicer than vines because bugs and
Bosco Verticale is a towering structure, currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Once complete, the tower will be home to the world's first vertical forest. Read more: Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World's First Vertical Forest