Living Walls Make a Statement
Living walls — also referred to as green walls or vertical gardens — are vertical planting structures which hold anywhere from a few dozen to thousands of living plants. Depending on your preferences and budget, they can vary from simple trellis systems to highly complex ecosystems equipped with irrigation, drainage and lighting. Vertical gardens make a statement to your guests and employees that you care about the environment inside the facility and that you’re investing resources to offset your carbon footprint.
What’s important to understand about living walls is that although people usually choose them for their visual appeal, they also offer a host of other benefits. Plants are proven to reduce stress, make us feel happier and encourage relaxation. Also, their leaves and roots provide cleaner air through their natural process of removing toxins and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Plus, living walls can help control temperature changes and absorb excess noise in your space.