Published: 30 June 2012
Trends: Living Walls
As the squeeze on living space increases, could we be about to see people turn to Living Walls as an answer?

There is much media coverage of what may be just a passing trend. A good example of a Living Wall was created as an interactive display at the recent Gardeners World Live Show at Birmingham. However, around the world there are reports of Living Walls being built in every conceivable location.

From commercial buildings to private back gardens these growing areas are here to stay. In the UK many cities now have buildings with their facades covered in living plant material. It is a great way to bring a mass of growing plants into confined spaces which are not only visually more attractive but also environmentally beneficial by reducing pollution levels. In domestic settings living walls can be used to grow ornamental plants and edible crops in small area where they may also provide privacy or screening.

We would like to hear from anyone who has experience of Living Walls on whatever level.

Reported by Chris Allen  

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