While external living walls open up many exciting design options, they also come with their own nuances and challenges.
Our vertical garden experts are here to help bring your innovative exterior vertical garden ideas to life – as we’ve done for leading architects, builders and brands over many years.
Consider where the wall faces
Wall orientation is so important:
- It determines the final plant palette and how much water it might need.
- Surprisingly to many, walls that receive little direct sunshine thrive as vertical gardens.
- Western facing walls exposed to afternoon sun are the most challenging, requiring hardy plants.
Benefit from the world’s best water-saving system
Our irrigation system simply requires a tap or similar water feed and ensures even in the hottest conditions watering can be kept to a minimum. Minimising the amount of excess water that drains through the vertical garden generally means:
- there’s no additional drainage needed on an external installation
- any excess water usually evaporates quickly.
If a thoroughfare runs under the vertical garden, you may want to consider a drainage solution.