28 Sep '12, 1pm
"Longwood's green wall, designed by British landscape architect Kim Wilkie, is 14 feet tall and encompasses a surface area of over 4,000 square feet (372 square m) down a long, curving corridor. It features a paneled wall system, constructed of 3600 interlocking stainless, 12" x12" (30 x 30 cm) steel panels, to support about 47,000 plants. Each panel is filled with a soil-less mat made of composted bark and coconut fiber. 13 small plant plugs are planted in each panel and are watered by a drip irrigation system," (Longwood Gardens). Located at the historic gardens new East Conservatory Plaza, in 2010 the Longwood Gardens interior greenwall was North Americas largest @ 4,072 sf. The modular GSky curved faade hugs both sides of a corrider, boasting mostly 47,000 ferns. Theexpansive skylights overhead flood the circular space with natural light.