What is a Living Wall?

Cityscapes living walls are vertical gardens of plants installed into a metal framework and mounted to an existing wall.  We choose plant varieties based on the available natural and artificial light levels as well as a scheme that complements the space. Grow lights mounted above the walls in darker spaces allow us to install these plants where there is limited natural light exposure.

The walls are maintained weekly by Cityscapes’ horticulturalists, who do the necessary pruning and water checks. Walls can be watered by hand or use automated irrigation and drainage systems. Horticulturalists pay close attention to how the plants are reacting to the ambient temperature and light level variations that occur over the course of the year. Irrigation timers can be adjusted based on those factors.

Prior to installation, plants are treated for fungus gnats and other pests. We also acclimate the plants to the light levels in which they will be permanently located whenever possible.

If you are interested in installing a living wall in your space, please fill out this short form and one of our designers will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a time to walk through your space.

Below are some of the walls Cityscapes has designed, installed, maintained, or more often… all three.

Benefits of Living Walls

  • Provide natural air filtration. Plants clean air of pollutants and offsets carbon output of people and fuel emissions.
  • Clean interior air space by removing VOC’s and other harmful toxins like benzene and formaldehyde.
  • Provide sound insulation and acoustic separation.
  • Reduce building cooling load.
  • Allow for additional floor space.
  • Reduce occupant stress.
  • Provide thermal regulation.
  • Create ambiance to produce a pleasing, productive environment.
  • Contribute toward LEED credits.