The vertical garden trend has gone from small painterly compositions on interior walls to giving modern skyscrapers a hanging gardens of Babylon look. We’ve been following it closely and pinning our favorites on our Vertical Gardens Board. Here are a few of the most stunning ones we’ve found, all using different ways to bring life up a wall.
This wall unit is by VertiGarden in the U.K. the composition of flowers and leaves in an array of purples and greens ties the exuberant arrangement together.
This otherwise blah concrete stairwell got a pop art-like treatment with colorful flowers in aluminum pots, arranged in a modern way (Even with image reverse searches, I haven’t been able to find credit for this photo beyond the Pinterest/Tumblr rabbit hole, please add the credit to the comments if you know where this is/who designed it/who took the picture!)
This ingenious system makes something useful out of otherwise discarded plastic bottles and turns them into something beautiful; a stunning installation that adds life to a stucco wall.
This amazing wall of succulents in terracotta pots serves as a living wall and a sound barrier at a hotel in Ibiza. We especially like the way the curved wall works with the Vitra New Panton chairs, though those insects are a bit terrifying! Image via flores del sol
The Spaniards really have the whole vertical garden thing down. This one has the interesting look of typical horizontal garden plots. The grid makes it modern while the different textures and masses enlivens the wall.
At the Tori Tori restaurant in Mexico City, diners sit at sunken tables in an abstracted urban jungle, beneath this massive and lush vertical garden.
Finally, you can try this at home. Try a small framed out area using Wooly Pockets or hire a specialist for installation. If you are installing indoors, I recommend getting help from a pro so that you can figure out how to irrigate your living wall installation without damaging walls and floors.
Have you tried vertical gardening? If so, please let us know with a comment. We’d love to see a photo too!
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!