The Living Wall at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London
Standing at 350 square metres and with a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants, the striking Living Wall at the Rubens at the Palace boasts a number of unique innovations.
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Standing at 350 square metres and made up from more than 10,000 ferns, herbaceous plants and 16 tonnes of soil, London's largest living wall – designed to reduce urban flooding – has been unveiled at the Palace hotel, Victoria, London
Will attract plenty of wildlife. From various types of pretty butterflies to our endangered bees in the summer, to numerous types of birds including robins who will nest behind the ferns in winter. By using a broad range of plants a green wall can considerably increase the number and variety of insects and birds in a given area, helping to return a more sustainable ecosystem in urban environments.
From 6 weeks to 51 seconds! Watch our time lapse video showing how our wall was created.
Seasonal colours. The changing seasons bring beautiful changing colours in nature. Our Living Wall is no exception having been intelligently filled with plants and flowers that will come to life throughout the entire year, making for a wonderful natural show.
Clever water irrigation. There’s no need to worry about hoisting a watering can up the side of the building, our inbuilt drip irrigation system delivers 1 litre of water per square metre, plus stores water during rainfall for sustainable storage solutions.
Cools building by 30 degrees. A coverage of vegetation over a building can dramatically reduce the need for additional cooling in summer. The vegetation also works as a blanket to reduce heat loss from a building in winter. Studies have shown considerable energy savings.
No spray! We don’t use any chemical sprays to maintain our plants. Our wall is green in every sense!
Plants will grow up to 1 metre. With so much diversity some plants will grow up to 1 metre out when fully grown, making for a spectacular sight.
22 species totalling an impressive 10,000 plants. The range and quantity of plants on our living wall is simply vast! And the visual effect of our vertical garden is outstanding. It is proven that people feel happier when they see green areas in urban cities.
Vertical Gardens in the Urban Landscape
Patrick Blanc, I got to catch one of his lectures once about vertical gardens and he blew my mind with his talent.
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