What is a vertical garden?
Vertical gardens or green walls are self sufficient vertical gardens. They are attached to the exterior or interior walls of a building or a privacy wall. Privacy walls are constructed from wire mesh to which the vertical garden is attached. Green facades are plants like Ivy that root themselves in the wall itself.
How long will my vertical garden take to mature?
This depends on a number of factors.
a. Location -indoor or outdoor
b. Type of plants
c. Maturity of plants at the time of planting
d. It is reasonable to expect that you vertical garden will look established around 6-12 months.
How much does a vertical garden cost?
There are many factors which can affect the price of the vertical landscape. Some obvious factors are:
Size of the garden
Complexity of design
Irrigation, if included
Whether or not the vertical garden has a frame or not
The material you choose for a framed garden (aluminium or wood)
Some not so obvious factors that might influence the price are as follows:
Plant selection including plant types and maturity
Ease of access to the site
If we need to use scaffolding instead of ladders because of the scale of the project
We might need to provide a drainage solution to prevent water damage. For example if we install the vertical garden on your patio we would need to ensure run-off is properly drained away
On average, a framed vertical garden costs around R 7500.00 per square meter.
An unframed garden costs around R 6000.00 per square meter.
A vertical garden with special plants or mature plants can cost up to R 9500.00 a square meter.