Vertical Garden Design

Soil yourself

Bringing the outside in is Vertical Garden Design – a brilliant initiative that started way back in 2004 by Swedish landscape architect Michael Hellgren. Albeit verging on an oxymoron, the idea is to have a space that’s foliaged straight up and down, not sideways. And nope, we’re not leading you up the garden path.

Inspired by soilless locations, these upright dwellers aim to mimic a natural habitat – and it’s not as easy as it sounds. The knowledge alone is mind-boggling; to understand the vertical growing environment, one must ensure the right flora is selected. Another boon is it’s an up-and-coming industry, so fingers crossed we’ll all house a vertical garden sometime soon.