Vertical Garden Felt
Made from 100% recycled P.E.T. plastic bottles. Our vertical garden felt is available in rolls 180cm wide X 25mts or you can purchase it by the meter. It is not effected by moisture, when the product becomes wet it will not rot and will retain it’s form without sagging or tearing. Ask for a sample or come in and have a look at this amazing felt. Fill that empty wall space with a vertical garden!
Vertical Gardens Now Easier Than Ever Thanks to Felt
Lush plants and vegetables bring a much-needed sense of peace to urban shopping centres, residential balconies, and industrial areas, but there’s not always room for large planted swaths of ground or even small containers. Thanks to the evolution of felt manufacturing, as well as advances in hydroponics, vertical gardens can now add an organic beauty to almost any flat surface.
Gardens Grow Up
The father of modern vertical gardens, Patrick Blanc, was inspired by seeing plants grow up trees in the tropical forests of Malaysia and Thailand. He began to experiment and has since completed stunning vertical gardens that cover the entire faces of buildings in countries around the world.
Urban gardeners don’t have to replicate Blanc’s gardens to scale, however. In fact, small spaces are perfectly suited for vertical installations, thanks to hanging pockets created from felt that don’t rot, sag, or tear. A simple irrigation pump is attached to the felt, allowing the plants’ roots to be nourished by water. And voila! A beautiful vertical garden is created.
One of our favourite examples of taking greenery vertical is this unique installation in Glen Iris, Australia that uses native plants to extend the local grass even further. It uses hanging felt pockets to allow the grasses to climb up the sides of the building, creating a living green wall that’s both lush and highly practical.
Tips for Creating Your Own Vertical Garden
Vertical gardens have exploded in popularity, and there are many options for individuals who would like to create their own in a home or office. One option is to purchase bespoke versions that are already planted. They’re installed for you and sometimes even maintained regularly, however, they tend to cost quite a bit.
You can make your own using containers, though you must carefully consider the sturdiness of the wall that will house the containers. Bigger containers mean larger plants that cost more – and need more water. Smaller containers mean inexpensive plants whose pots can dry out quickly.
Hanging felt pockets are often the simplest, easiest, and least expensive way to get started, especially when your felt pockets comes as part of a kit that includes a water pumping system. Simply hang your pocket, add your favourite plants that are well suited for vertical growing, and you’re ready to enjoy a beautiful work of art!
Vertical gardens can be practical or purely aesthetic, but more often than not, they’re both. We hope the tips we’ve shared will inspire you to create your own installation on your balcony or outdoor space, so you can enjoy all the benefits of beautiful plants.
Written by Sally Writes