VERTICAL GARDEN by Patrick Blanc
𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰’𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺
Blanc invented his personal version of the vertical garden when he was still a teenager, intending to provide a biological water filtering system for his beloved aquariums. In 1988, he eventually patented an improved version of that early project.
His first major project of a vertical garden was completed in 1986 at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, but his idea did not arise much interest until 1994, when it started becoming a hot topic among gardening professionals; yet it was not until 2004 that it spread beyond specialists to reach a wider audience.
The original idea of Blanc was “to have nature coming back in towns” and to do so he took inspiration from both tropical rainforests and high mountain environments, where many plants grow without or with a minimal amount of soil.
𝗣𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝗢𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗘𝗟 𝗣𝗔𝗟𝗠 𝗝𝗨𝗠𝗘𝗜𝗥𝗔𝗛 , 𝗗𝗨𝗕𝗔𝗜 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟯