Is that real?
Today Garden Beet officially launched its new generation of artificial vertical gardens to the Australian market. Wall mosaics made up of botanically accurate plants are confusing visitors at the 2017 Melbourne Home Show (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre).
The crowds are loving it.
The ‘Meadow’ gardens feature in three different locations at the Melbourne Home Show and each has its own character.
Garden Beet’s Meadow offer people an opportunity to easily create lush breathtaking gardens on their walls that require very little attention.
Garden Beet understands the pitfalls of growing plants on walls. Especially indoors. Garden Beet was one of the first retailers worldwide to actively trial the use of soil based vertical garden solutions during the late 2000’s.
Most plants used in vertical gardens do not grow naturally on vertical surfaces. The modifications required to keep real plants looking good in a vertical garden can be extravagant. Its much easier and cheaper to incorporate real plants where they have always grown – in horizontal garden beds.
When Garden Beet is engaged to undertake an office fit out we generally encourage the use of real plants in containers. We place contemporary plant mixes in traditional locations: in pots on the floor and table tops. We actively discourage our clients from growing plants on walls unless they truly understand the maintenance regimes required.
Garden Beet sells a range of real and artificial vertical garden solutions. Its director, Felicity Waters has always admired the superior artificial gardens designed by “VistaGreen” in the UK and is now thrilled to be launching a similar product in Australia.
Garden Beet is now investigating the use of recycled materials in its artificial gardens.