We saw the Living Wall at The Rubens at the Palace in London when it was first unveiled. Now it is established and it looks fabulous.
Living Wall at The Rubens at the Palace is a 350 square metre exterior wall and home to a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants. The Living Wall is designed to provide waves of blossoming plants throughout the year. Plus, it provides a wildlife habitat and helps keep the hotel cooler in summer and warm in winter, and so is very environmentally friendly.
The Living Wall improves the air quality and aesthetics in that part of London. Furthermore it is a great talking point.
The plant list includes a wide variety of native species and those deemed by the Royal Horticultural Society as attracting insect pollinators – drawing bees, butterflies and birds, which are crucial in light of the decline in the bee population. Buttercups, two varieties of crocus and strawberries will particularly attract butterflies and bees. From spring bulbs to winter geraniums, the plants have been selected with seasonal colour in mind, ranging from blues to pinks, purples, whites and yellows.
The Living Wall was designed by Gary Grant of the Green Roof Consultancy Ltd and installed and maintained by TreeBox Ltd. Take a detour if you are in London with a few minutes to spare – you won’t be disappointed.