3rd May

The Hanging Gardens of London

Green walls: Vertical Gardens

Landscaping with plants to create vertical gardens may be right on trend in 2019 but it is rooted in history. The famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon were comprised of greenery walls, which combined to become one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Garden designers rediscovered this way of creating vertical gardens in the 1920s and this design concept has grown and developed over time to fit in with modern architecture. Any structure that has open space, however large or small can benefit from a green wall. Faux plants walls have become popular as the technology used to make artificial flowers and plants has advanced so much that it is hard to tell the difference between a fake plant and a fresh flower. Green walls made from artificial plants are cheaper to buy, much easier to maintain and last indefinitely.

Urban gardeners today are all about experimenting with different floral décor and ways of styling city spaces that would otherwise be just bare concrete. You don’t need to have a huge garden to enjoy having a beautiful greenery wall, they are designed to create a vertical garden, and so even a small balcony or an interior wall can be fitted with a green wall made from fake plants.

Urban Gardening

Some people want the feeling of being surrounded by nature when they are indoors, but don’t have the time or budget to install and care for a green wall made from living plants.

This is where artificial green walls come into their own. They provide a versatile, affordable alternative to walls made with real plants and are a great space-saving way to have a garden when you don’t have much room.

Urban gardening is becoming more and more popular, especially amongst the Instagram generation, where every space is an opportunity for a brand-promoting backdrop. Businesses too are starting to see the commercial possibilities of having vertical gardens, as it draws attention to their company and attracts passers-by, who would not normally visit the business to have a look. Many people are not leaving it to chance and are hiring floral designers who work exclusively with artificial plants such as BloomsArt to design bespoke green walls to decorate their home, event or business premises.

People react positively to plants, and studies have shown that this goes for faux plants too. A green wall can be seen as a green recharging area, where people can stop and take a break from their busy lives, and just be. In essence, a vertical garden is like a three-dimensional painting, that you can see and touch, and interact with. They also have noise abating benefits, so are ideal for office space in the centre of London, as noise reduction is linked to stress reduction, which improves quality of life and this productivity. In addition to green walls, BloomsArt also has a modern take on hanging baskets, whereby wall pockets can be decorated with green plants or even artificial flowers, so you can still have a garden effect but on a smaller scale.

Flower Walls and Green Walls

Instead of having a green wall or a flower wall, why not try a combination of the two? BloomsArt has been working on creating beautiful vertical gardens that are a melange of artificial flowers and greenery that turn any space into an urban oasis. You can even choose tropical flowers, for a dreamy, sun-drenched garden, even if it is in the middle of winter. If you don’t want to buy a green wall, you can rent one, which is fantastic if you just want it for a special event such as a wedding or a fashion show. The floral designers at BloomsArt can create custom-made green walls of any size for any location.

If you feel that you want some urban greening in your home or workspace, our portfolio, will give you examples of the many different types of faux plant that can be used to create a vertical garden. Whether that is romantic lilac, stunning cherry blossom or artificial evergreens or ferns, we can design and create something beautiful for you.

Artificial green walls are a cost-effective, easy to maintain high impact garden feature that will make any space look instantly modern. They are easy to install, very easy to care for, and are a budget-friendly viable alternative to real plants. You don’t need to be an expert gardener to have a vertical garden made from fake plants. If you are interested in urban gardening with faux plants, call the team at BloomsArt to see how we can help you have your own city garden.