Longwood Gardens
   
The Longwood Gardens Green Wall; Photo by L.Albee for Longwood GardensProject Name: Longwood Gardens
Year: 2010
Owner: Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Location: Kennett Square, PA, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4072 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Landscape Architect: Kim Wilkie
Landscape Architect: Wells Appel
Green Wall System: GSky
"Longwood's green wall, designed by British landscape architect Kim Wilkie, is 14 feet tall and encompasses a surface area of over 4,000 square feet (372 square m) down a long, curving corridor. It features a paneled wall system, constructed of 3600 interlocking stainless, 12" x12" (30 x 30 cm) steel panels, to support about 47,000 plants. Each panel is filled with a soil-less mat made of composted bark and coconut fiber. 13 small plant plugs are planted in each panel and are watered by a drip irrigation system," (Longwood Gardens).

Located at the historic garden?s new East Conservatory Plaza, in 2010 the Longwood Gardens interior greenwall was North America?s largest @ 4,072 sf. The modular GSky curved fa?ade hugs both sides of a corrider, boasting mostly 47,000 ferns. The expansive skylights overhead flood the circular space with natural light.
Some of the ferns and foliage plants that in the greenwall include: Adiantum capillus-veneris (Venus' Hair Fern); Aeschynanthus radicans (Lipstick-plant); Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' (Asparagus-fern); Asplenium antiquum 'Victoria' (Spleenwort); and
Chlorophytum comosum (Spider-plant).

Additional thumbnail photos:

The Longwood Gardens Green Wall; Photo by L.Albee for Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens is located at 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348; see the Longwood Gardens' Green Wall webpage where you can see photos and a 3:25 video. Learn about the project from Kim Wilkie Associates. Read the Ocotober 8, 2010 Largest Green Wall in North America to be Unveiled Tomorrow! by Andrew Michler from Inhabitat.
 
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