Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden Berlin April 5th 2013

Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden

I have just visited Berlin with my daughter, where we spent a few icy cold days. Our excellent insider tour guide described the weather as the spring that never came.

Berlin’s huge park, The Tiergarten was still bare and wintery, no leaves yet on the trees or any signs of spring bulbs and the inner lakes covered in ice. I craved greenery.

On a long walk back to our hotel one evening, we stopped at Dussmann das Kulturkaufhaus, an enormous bookshop on Friedrichstrasse.

As we walked through to the English Bookshop in the rear of the store we were absolutely delighted to discover Patrick Blanc’s Mur Vegetal – Vertical Garden, the back drop to the cafe. My first close up encounter and it is stunning.

The link to Patrick Blanc’s innovative and ingenious work and webpage is below

I also recommend watching the you tube video Patrick Blanc and the Chelsea flower show interview with the brilliant Chris Beardshaw, which explains the inspiration and construction so well.

My photographs, so hard to do this justice!

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4 thoughts on “Patrick Blanc Vertical Garden Berlin April 5th 2013

  1. I hadn’t heard of Patrick Blanc before – that wall is absolutely amazing! I looked at the website too – thanks for the great link. I’ve seen a couple of vertical plantings before, but nothing on this scale or so spectacular.

  2. Snap! We were in Berlin last week (Spring finally arrived just as we were leaving) and I was wowed by the wall too, which we accidentally tripped over. Couldn’t get so near as you as there was a huge crowd waiting for a private do down below so your pix are much better. I’ll link to your post from mine.

    • Thanks, I had wanted to see a vertical wall for a while and like you just luckily stumbled across it, I mentioned this in my blog, but its worth looking at the Chris Beardshaw interview on you tube with Patrick Blanc, as it explains the mechanics and inspirations.

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