A good friend  introduced me to the world of Vertical gardens and since then I have become overly obsessed with them…remember I posted one a few weeks back about Flora Grubb and Shotwell and the Moss house? Well, she has now let me know about a french botanist by the name of Patrick Blanc that has taken the Vertical Garden idea to a whole new level. Blanc’s work can be seen at Musée du Quai Branly, Pershing Hall Hotel, French Embassy in New Delhi and many more places.

{Musée du Quai Branly}

{CaixaForum in Madrid, Spain}

{Athenaeum Hotel, London}

{the walls don’t have to be inside – Taipei Concert Hall}

{underside of a bridge, Pont Juvénal, in Aix-en-Provence}

{Rue d’Alsace, in Paris – This is Blanc’s largest wall, more than 15,000 sq feet}

“There are so many places that need (a vertical garden),” Blanc argues. “Parking lots, train stations, the metro — all those difficult spots, those places where you really don’t expect to encounter the living — that is what interests me above all else.”

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