Vertical Gardening

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The concept of the green wall dates back to 600 BC with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The green wall was invented by Stanley Hart White at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1931-38 and he holds the first known patent for a green wall, or vertical garden, conceptualizing this new garden type as a solution to the problem of modern garden design.However Patrick Blanc , a French botanist actually created the vertical garden. Highly popular in the west as works of art, vertical gardening is fast catching on in India in the wake of rapid urbanization and severe constraints of space.

Gardening is fun but in a cityscape full of concrete facades and architectural flourishes that can only imitate nature's aesthetics, a building covered completely in hundreds of species of living plants is a showstopper and best use of the city space is achieved. Vertical gardens have an amazing and dramatic appeal. They can be constructed indoors or outdoors and adds many positive effects to the environment and the ambience surrounding it.

With emphasis on being environment friendly and conserving resources, beautiful creations like a Green Wall are bound to become common place in most commercial and residential buildings. A Green Wall, also known as living wall, bio wall or a vertical garden, is a living plant based exterior or interior wall to buildings or homes which may be free standing structures or part of the building. Plants are grown in vertical modules, with light weight growth media. Plants chosen are fast growing creepers, or succulent plants and the growth media is cocopeat or perlite, which facilitate holding of water and nutrients, without adding much weight to the module.

At Transcapes, we design Vertical Gardens to suit the exterior/interior architechnical features and the plants are selected to suit the environment, easy to maintain. An automated watering system on the top of the garden provides the plants with hydration and nutrients. Even better, because the plants are in small individual holders and are interchangeable allowing easy configuration of various designs with the same set of plants.

Vertical gardens are also often used for growing herbs and even vegetables. Tomatoes, beans, potatoes, cucumbers,peppers, wheat, soyabeans, carrots and strawberries are some of the produce grown in this huge vertical garden which are termed as edible walls.

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