Vertical gardens are a relatively new field of work, and as such it has room for a lot of development. Since 2004, Vertical Garden Design has focused on the design aspect of these type of gardens – to offer projects that stand out from the average range. This involves a continuous effort to increase the knowledge about suitable plants in order to create gardens for a wide range of locations and climates. The company was started by Michael Hellgren, a Swedish landscape architect with studies at SLU in Uppsala, Sweden and École d’architecture et de paysage de Bordeaux, France.
Each vertical garden is given a unique design and selection of species. The composition of plants takes in consideration the specific environment where it will be built, such as the local- and micro climate, sun exposure and the surrounding context. The aim is to create a one of a kind and site-specific garden that stands beautiful through all the seasons of the year.
Anyone else think that maybe they should have designed a living wall like these at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal instead of those ugly, grey walls??