~Vertical Gardening!

I am intrigued by the work created by Patrick Blanc
a french botanist and artist. We know all too well
the huge need for green spaces especially in urban
environments, he has a fantastic solution -
Vertical Gardens

Patrick Blanc overgrows the vertical surfaces of
buildings in the most beautiful way.
What he creates is far away from any fancy
horticultural show, his Vertical Garden could rather
be called eco-art, or greener architecture consisting
of a variety of plants trailing gently up any interior
or outside wall. Imagine the Hanging Gardens of ancient
Babylon but this time on modern concrete buildings.
But Patrick is not just simpy putting green on the walls
which last for a day or two: set up with a highly scientific
background he studies the many ways plants adapt
to extreme situations at the CNRS,
the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
in Paris since 1982. Let’s have a closer look at
these organic wallpapers of botanist
Patrick Blanc today.



At 200 meters long and 12 metres tall,
this vertical garden is an impressive permanent
installation at the Musee du quai Branley in Paris.
The ‘living wall’ was designed and planted by
Patrick Blanc and forms the facade to the museum which was designed by enigmatic French architect Jean Nouvel.

7 opmerkingen:

Boekenstek zei

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Ik hoor het graag. Groeten, Pleun

Cinner zei

Wow that is amazing, I am new to your blog and am glad I found you.

Aputsiaq zei

What an amazing idea! I want that on my building too!!!

Anna zei

thanks and
Welcome to my blog...

indeed an amazing idea!

Angelsdoor * Penny zei


Nathanaëlle zei

Patrick Blanc is the star of gardeners in France, he did make wonderful green walls in the whole world. It is a real hapiness to see a wall of Patrick Blanc in Paris. The Musée du Quai Branly is a perfect example of his talent.

Have a nice springtime week-end Anna !
Lieve Groet, Amitiés,

Roger Simó zei

It's so beautiful! I visited the vertical garden in Paris, it's gorgeous...