29 Nov '11, 10am

First Views of New Green Living Wall on London Tube Station

First Views of New Green Living Wall on London Tube Station

Jolly good: another green living wall is being installed in London and TreeHugger has the first shots of it. Located at a busy, noisy and ugly intersection in downtown London, the new vertical garden, which is 180 sq. metres in size, will cover one side of the Edgware Road Tube station. Bonnie Alter/CC BY-NC 2.0 Last week the finishing touches were added, in time for its unveiling this week. Workmen from Biotecture , the company installing it, were just putting in the last plants. It is planted with a mixture of evergreen and perennial plants selected to survive in a roadside environment, plus trap dirt particles. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Biotecture will experiment with a variety of plants having smaller leaves and different textures and growth habits to understand their ability to trap small particles. Plants in the wall include Munsted lavender, geraniums, lamb's ears, heu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/green-living-wall-...

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