Greenhouses and Vertical Gardens

by Jean Gallagher on April 10, 2011

Vertical gardens are being talked about more each year. While not new, there are many advances to the technology that make it easier then ever to try your hand at this innovative and beautiful way to save space, create a sound barrier, even improving air quality.

The most extreme of all is the ACROS (Asian Crossroads over the Sea) in Fukuoka, Japan. 15 one-story terraces cover a one million square foot commercial building. Within these terraces are stairs, waterfalls and seating areas.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden boasts a 55 ft long wall with over 2,000 herbs. This is its second year and promises to be more beautiful and lush than ever.

atlanta botanical garden wall vertical greenwall detail

There are many ways to grow vertically. For an extreme example, Patrick Blanc, a French botanist has built vertical living walls around the world.  Looking for a method of protecting and insulating building facades, he patented a technology which has proven effective is doing just that. You can read more about Patrick and view his many gardens at www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com.

Bringing the extreme back to our own homes, whether in a greenhouse or in your yard, here are some examples from around the web.

flickr find from Instructables
www.verticalearthgardens.com Suzanne Forsling's Alaska garden

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Jessica August 2, 2011 at 1:13 am

Hello, thanks for the tip.
I’m from Nashville too and it’s exactly what I need for next home improvement.
It’s about 2 months from now, OMG!!!

Joshua Green March 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

Good post. Vertical gardening is especially great for small yards, where it is recommended to build up and not out!

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