We at Cityscapes Plant Care Inc. are incredibly proud to have served the amazing city of Boston and create beautiful interior plantscapes and exterior landscapes for the past 27 years. Part of our success can be attributed to work with living walls throughout the city. Our rapidly growing (no pun intended) living wall division has been installing amazing vertical landscapes all over Boston for the past 10 years.
These living walls have been popular in Europe and Asia for quite some time and are starting to gain more and more traction in the United States. Although Cityscapes is a local Greater Boston area company, we have landed some national contracts for living wall projects due to our experience with Green Living Technologies International wall system installation.
We have been assisting GLTi in the research, development and testing of several of these primarily interior living wall systems over the past decade. One of the newer systems is a ‘Plug and Play’ system that was developed specifically for 1 gallon exterior plant material. We first used this system successfully two years ago at the award-winning Liberty Mutual Insurance Headquarters in Boston, featured in the image below. We are now installing a massive 2,280 square-foot exterior living wall at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
A wall of living evergreen plants will be a less distracting backdrop for the hitters than the trees that once resided in same area of center field back in 2011. Installation of the tray system that will hold the 5,700 1-gallon Juniper plants has already begun and the plants will be installed before the ballpark opens for the season in late March.
Junipers are drought-tolerant plants that do well with their soil on the dry side and therefore are a sustainable solution for the ballpark. In addition, a rainwater-recycling irrigation system will provide the water they need to stay healthy. The plants are kept in their grow-pots and placed directly into the tray system. To keep their exposed root systems from freezing, the plants will be removed for the cold season and kept in a greenhouse until springtime every year.
We are thrilled for the opportunity to help the Minnesota Twins bring this project to life and are excited to bring the Cityscapes version of the ‘Green Monster’ to another professional ballpark.