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#1  Postby felltoearth » May 12, 2016 5:36 pm

I was just sent this video by a collegue that I worked with on this living wall. I was design LA for the project and she ran with the living wall, located in Dartmouth Nove Scotia it's one of the most northerly living walls in North America. It was developed using the horticultural expertise from the college which is most certainly why it has been so successful.



This was the second exterior living wall I have worked on at Surrey Civic Centre in BC (coast to coast coverage!) and can be seen in the background on the tv series The 100.
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#2  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » May 15, 2016 9:37 am

I took a look yesterday when passing through the area. Beautiful!
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#3  Postby felltoearth » May 15, 2016 3:41 pm

Thanks Rachel! That whole area of Surrey is under transformation. When the part between the Civic Centre and the City Centre mall is complete it will do a lot to make people think differently about that city.

I think there is a living wall at the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium. Never made it there. I regret not being able to more of Vancouver on my trips out there.
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#4  Postby Blip » May 15, 2016 3:56 pm

I love living walls: also living roofs. At the London Wetland Centre all the hides have living roofs and they are things of beauty in themselves.
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#5  Postby felltoearth » May 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Blip wrote:I love living walls: also living roofs. At the London Wetland Centre all the hides have living roofs and they are things of beauty in themselves.


I only just found out about this place the other day as looked at a map to remind myself where Hammersmith is. I must make a trip there next time I'm in London.

The living wall at NSCC is fashioned after the style of Patrick Blanc, who has installed many in France and around the world. His technology is different than the one in Nova Scotia as the plants would not do so well in the substrate that he uses.

His work can be found here:

http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/realisations
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#6  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » May 15, 2016 9:12 pm

felltoearth wrote:Thanks Rachel! That whole area of Surrey is under transformation. When the part between the Civic Centre and the City Centre mall is complete it will do a lot to make people think differently about that city.

I think there is a living wall at the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium. Never made it there. I regret not being able to more of Vancouver on my trips out there.


I can squeeze the best of Vancouver into small time frames so let me know when you're out next.

The green wall at VanAqua is wild and bushy and covered in ferns:

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#7  Postby Onyx8 » May 15, 2016 10:26 pm

Lovely stuff.

The walls of my house look like that sometimes just with the moss.
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#8  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » May 15, 2016 10:36 pm

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has a living roof - very cool.
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#9  Postby felltoearth » May 16, 2016 1:50 am

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Thanks Rachel! That whole area of Surrey is under transformation. When the part between the Civic Centre and the City Centre mall is complete it will do a lot to make people think differently about that city.

I think there is a living wall at the entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium. Never made it there. I regret not being able to more of Vancouver on my trips out there.


I can squeeze the best of Vancouver into small time frames so let me know when you're out next.

The green wall at VanAqua is wild and bushy and covered in ferns:

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I will take you up on that :cheers:
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#10  Postby felltoearth » May 16, 2016 1:53 am

Onyx8 wrote:Lovely stuff.

The walls of my house look like that sometimes just with the moss.


Reykjavik City Hall has a cool moss living wall.

http://torontogardens.blogspot.ca/2010/ ... iving.html
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#11  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » May 16, 2016 3:48 am

Oh, it's covered in moss and lichens! How gorgeous!

I'm looking at the Reykjavik city hall it's self right now. How beautiful.
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