With more people living in smaller spaces, gardening opportunities can be somewhat limited.
Just because you don’t have access to a decent sized yard doesn’t mean you can’t flex your green thumbs in other ways – all you need is a flat surface … and that flat surface doesn’t need to be horizontal.
A vertical garden or wall garden system allows you the opportunity to grow a herb or vegetable garden right near your kitchen, have a lush tropical oasis on your balcony or even make an otherwise plain Jane reception area more inviting, simply check out Google’s Sydney office reception area above (image credited to greenroofsaustralasia.com.au).
Vertical gardens are in vogue at present with a lot of thanks going to the current popularity of renovation and design reality shows like The Block and Grand Designs. Besides being a great option for those with limited space to experiment – wall gardens are fairly simple structures and there are many DIY kits available for the novice gardener to try out at home. Several systems are available in Australia, including VertiScape, Atlantis GroWall and Elmich Green Wall – but you can also duck into your local nursery to see what kits they have on offer.
Is a wall garden something you would consider? If you were to grow onwards and upwards what would you plant?
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