Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Growing Vertical!

Here at the Garden Media Group, we've been sharing the growing trend in vertical gardening for the past couple of years. Last year, the Chelsea Flower Show in the U.K. showcased a steely vertical garden that soared skyward, a monolith that married high tech engineering with the king of green.

The gold-medal winning B&Q Garden was an enormous structure and the largest towering garden ever displayed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Skyfarming has arrived. From one wall brimming with plants, the other with solar panels powering an elaborate hydroponic watering system, the ingenious design looks more at home on Battlestar Galactica than in cities. The glass high-rise was full of window boxes brimming with vegetables and plants. Click here to view the video.

Notably, what caught my eye was the 'insect hotel' designed by school children. Pure genius.

The designers' vision is to encourage people and communities to "develop more sustainable food growing spaces and enhance urban greening." In my opinion they succeeded.

Do you think it's time we really make a concerted effort to invest in skyfarming and vertical green towers throughout our cities and even sleepy communities? Let us know!

Lynne, Garden Media Group
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