GPW: Brooklyn Heights Green Wall

December 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm Project of the Week: 11/21/11
Brooklyn Heights  Green Wall
Brooklyn, NY, USA
96 sf. Greenwall

Year: 2011
Owner: Private
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 96 sq. ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

Project Description & Details

The Brooklyn Heights  Green Wall project began two years ago on a quaint street in Brooklyn, when the client approached Town and Gardens to create and install gardens for her charming 1800s Brownstone. The client was in the midst of a complete renovation of her house, and decided to go forward and re-create the backyard space as well as the rooftop.

The backyard was transformed into a beautiful space which now boasts a gorgeous 96 square foot, 16′ x 6′ high green wall from Plant Connection. From the beginning, the client wanted a fresh start with the backyard, and her only request was that they preserve her Japanese Maple Tree. The green wall became a living focal point that changes with every season providing the clients with a multi-media spectacle that could be enjoyed from both inside and out.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record

Designer: Hanna Packer, Town and Gardens, Ltd.
Greenwall System: Plant Connection
Landscape Architect: Kris Horiuchi
Installation:Town and Gardens, Ltd.

Additional Info

Designed by Hanna Packer of Town and Gardens, Ltd. and Installed by Town and Gardens, Ltd., the Brooklyn Heights  Green Wall  used Plant Connection‘s Exterior G-O2™  Green Wall system.

Yet it all started with a beloved Maple tree and a sketch:

Enjoy the before and after photos:

The project is the Grand Award Recipient of PLANET’s 2011 Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program.

“The Environmental Improvement Awards Program reflects PLANET’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of our landscape. The program is designed to reward independent interiorscapers and landscape and lawn care professionals who execute superior projects. This program is an excellent way to market your company to current and potential clients.” ~ PLANET Professional Landcare Network

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.