Friday Film:: “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities” An Interview

Today’s Friday Film features green wall designer, botanist and author Patrick Blanc, perhaps the best known designer of green walls. His book, The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City is getting a revised and updated edition which will be out in April. This video is part of the Greenroofs.com Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2011, which includes a number of videos of keynote presentations, panel discussions and other speakers available on greenroofsTV. This video includes an interview with Patrick as well as a talk by him. In the interview he discusses how the vertical gardens, or green walls can play a role as habitat for wildlife. He also discusses projects which use native plants and the challenges of choosing appropriate plants for the varying conditions on a single building.

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