Growing up: how to create an urban garden.
Most of us are lucky enough to have access to a garden in the Sid Valley – and to do a bit of gardening:
The balm of gardening and being in nature
Here’s a slightly off-the-wall idea – something we can do at home to some degree, but also something for planners to consider.
They can even save energy:
Creating Vertical Gardens and Green Facades with Steel Cables
Forests, vegetable gardens, and vertical gardens have aroused much interest and figured into a variety of different innovative proposals…
Vertical vegetation works as more than just an aesthetic adornment. Plants block a part of the solar radiation that hits a building’s surfaces, making indoor spaces cooler and reducing the need for air conditioners. This measure can save electrical energy by 30% due to evaporative cooling and shading…
But a very simple way to grow an urban garden is to use climbing plants with metal grids and cables where the plants cling to and grow, creating a vertical vegetation cover. The design is quite simple…
Creating Vertical Gardens and Green Facades with Steel Cables | archdaily.com
File:Green Wall Sentier Claye-Souilly 24.jpg – Wikimedia Commons
Perhaps something for the new Alma Bridge or even the balconies of the Drill Hall:
FIRST LOOK: Rockfish reveals £1m vision for Sidmouth Drill Hall | eastdevonnews.co.uk
The trouble is, covering a building in greenery might be about covering a not very attractive building:
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