Green walls - 4Nature Wall

Green walls, in other words vertical gardens, are extensive vertical plant compositions planted over wall-mounted constructions. They constitute an effective decorative element, and at the same time are very functional because they affect the air quality inside and increase the comfort space around. Green walls made of live plants create a unique atmosphere in an office, apartment, restaurant, SPA or another commercial space.

What do we offer?

We offer a comprehensive implementation of custom green walls. We develop individual projects, taking into account your preferences and the nature of the interior. Vertical gardens are installed to the wall surface, thus saving valuable usable area.

Our patented modular system for building green walls, equipped with an automatic control and irrigation system, allows to reduce plants' maintenance to minimum.

Learn more about vertical plant walls. Learn about their history and read a list of their greatest advantages. Check the process from ordering a live wall to implementing a finished project.

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We were also seduced by Patrick Blanc's vision - inspired by his ideas, we created our own proprietary system of vertical garden cultivation. The vertical construction allows to save valuable usable area in the rooms, and the green wall is a unique decorative element in any interior.

Importantly, modern technology allows to enjoy the company of plants all year round. The care itself is extremely easy thanks to automatic irrigation and properly selected assimilation lighting, which ensures optimal conditions for plant development. The basis for each project are plastic modules - they can be joined and create green walls of any size.

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Innovative IoT technology

Our proprietary 4Nature System is a combination of advanced Internet of Things technology with modern design. The main award in the Good Design 2018 competition is a proof that we stand out with a perfectly designed service. Each recyclable plastic module has dimensions of 39 x 19 cm and space for two pouches with plants.

The modules are joined by an automatic irrigation system. Each 4Nature Wall is planted with an individually prepared plant composition. We use carefully selected specimens of specific species that not only look nice, but also clean the air, have a positive effect on its quality, humidity level and the entire microclimate. Frames applied in green walls are aesthetic, as simple as possible and in neutral color so that they emphasise the beauty of live plants even more.

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The 4Nature System responds to the basic problem of the present day, i.e. the lack of time - in this case, time for demanding plant care. In keeping with the spirit of the 20th century, the irrigation system can be controlled with the mobile app, often, a properly set timer is also sufficient. The platform responsible for the care processes allows for the integration of operation of vertical gardens with a building management system (BMS). Machine learning technology allows to adjust care to changing conditions - for example, during the heating season, it automatically increases the irrigation of the green wall. We plant individual specimens in ventilated plastic modules - this is our way of reducing negative biological processes taking place in the vicinity of greenery, and at the same time a gateway to a selection of various, also seasonally blooming species.

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Biophilic design

The haste of everyday life distances us from nature. Thanks to the 4Nature System, this lost bond can be rebuilt with minimal effort. We are convinced that modern architecture open to biophilic design cannot do without vertical gardens. Today plants are not just a nice decoration, but an obligatory element that should be taken into account when designing the interior. Greenery must be introduced everywhere: to flats, offices and all public utility facilities - from hotels, through schools, to clinics and hospitals.

Thanks to vertical technologies, the standard excuse that there is "no space" for plants is gone; this place can be found wherever there is even a piece of an empty wall (and even where there is no such a piece - then our mobile partitions come to the rescue). Amazing effects with minimal space? It is possible with the 4Nature System!

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Advantages of walls made of live plants

ecological approach to life

ecological approach to life

the implementation of postulates of the biophilic design

the implementation of postulates of the biophilic design

can be custom-arranged

can be custom-arranged

maintenance is exceptionally easy and quick

maintenance is exceptionally easy and quick

stylish and constitute an exclusive spectacular interior decoration

stylish and constitute an exclusive spectacular interior decoration

automatically irrigated and smart controlled
mobile app

automatically irrigated and smart controlled mobile app

mobile - they are easy to install, uninstall and move 

mobile - they are easy to install, uninstall and move 

improving the acoustics of the interior

improving the acoustics of the interior

100% natural and biodegradable

100% natural and biodegradable

equipped with a set of sensors that test the air parameters

equipped with a set of sensors that test the air parameters

healthy and durable

healthy and durable

Vertical vegetation vs well-being and health

Green walls means close contact with nature, even in raw modernist interiors. According to biophilic postulates, this contact is necessary to maintain physical and mental health. Here's the 4Nature System green walls made of live plants features:

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Relax and rest

have a relaxing and calming effect - looking at living greenery soothes the senses, brings relief to computer-tired eyes and allows to relax, 

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Cleaner air

produce oxygen and improve the air quality, absorb dust and fight smog

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Healthy respiratory tracts

moisturise the air (which is especially important in winter, during the heating season), and thus have a positive effect on our health - they reduce symptoms such as fatigue, headache or cough,

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Well-being

research shows that the presence of greenery in offices has a positive effect on the health of employees and affects their better well-being, satisfaction with work and overall life situation,

improve concentration

Improve concentration

Increase in concentration, stimulate creativity and productivity of employees, customers and household members.

GREEN WALLS IN THE INTERIORS
– optimal conditions for plants

As the 4Nature System, we pay great attention to the selection of appropriate plants. We use species that are not only decorative, but also useful in terms of improving the air quality. We carefully select each specimen - healthy plants, obtained from reliable suppliers, are put in a separate pouch and then placed in a ventilated module.

Our seedlings are large and have a dense leaf cover, which means that just after installation, they will lushly cover the entire wall. Dedicated assimilation lighting ensures the proper development of plants, even despite limited access to natural light. 

Find out about the plant species used most often by us:

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Philodendron scandens

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Philodendron scandens ‘Brasil’

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Epipremnum‘N’Joy’

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Monstera deliciosa

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Spathiphyllum sp.

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Athurium sp.

In order to see more of the species used, take a look at our Interactive Plant Catalogue.

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Vertical Gardens - A HISTORY OF GREEN WALLS

Although green walls made of live plants look modern, vertical gardens are much older than one might think. Climbing and creeping species were already used to cover buildings and create green vertical surfaces nearly 2,500 years ago. Most of us have heard of the famous Hanging Gardens - pride of the ancient Babylon.

The Romans cultivated vines with special support at least from the 3rd century BC. Special vertical systems - palmettes - over time, apart from their practical function, also fulfilled the aesthetic function. In the Romantic era, the buildings were aged this way. Then, it was time for hedges, green turf roofs (which are still common in Iceland) and trellises - garden constructions made of wood, bars, ropes and even concrete that paved the way for innovative green walls.

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THE FIRST PATENT AND CONCEPT OF A GREEN WALL 

Stanley Hart White, the late professor of landscape architecture at the American University of Illinois, was responsible for a modern concept of the green wall. In 1931, he developed a construction that allowed plants covering vertical surfaces to grow freely, and a few years later he managed to obtain a patent. White strove to popularise architectural custom-designed structures with the main role played by live plants. However, he was ahead of his time - his invention was met with incomprehension and was considered impractical. Today such a turn of events seems unthinkable!

BLANC AND CONTEMPORARY VERTICAL GARDENS

The idea from the 1930s became popular in the second half of the 1980s. It was picked up by Patrick Blanc - a French botanist considered to be the actual creator of green walls. Thanks to him we can admire vertical thickets of live plants in modern offices, apartments, hotels and restaurants. He improved White's idea and significantly simplified the vertical system, making it easy for adaptation and use. Engineer Peter Rice and architect Adrien Fainsilber assisted him in developing the project. Blanc's green walls did not need soil and could be basically of any size.

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Green wall step by step 

1. Enquiry and preliminary discussions

When we receive an enquiry, we conduct discussions with a customer, make initial assumptions and prepare the first indicative cost estimate. We take into account, among others the assumed dimensions of the project, its location, sewage and lighting conditions, as well as plant species to be included in the vertical wall (we offer species from two price groups). At this stage, we already know if a drain can be made or if the irrigation system in the closed circulation is necesary; we also check whether the ceiling lamps are located at the optimal distance from the vertical garden.

2. Official offer, agreement and other formalities

Once we have already collected information on what a green wall should look like, we can make a specific offer. After accepting the cost estimate, it is time to sign the agreement with detailed terms of cooperation and provide a binding time limit. Both parties have their obligations - the investor must ensure the appropriate conditions for changing a wall into a vertical garden and ensure such issues as appropriate load capacity, access to an electrical outlet, a waterproofing layer or uninstallation of skirting boards.

3. Creative part: individual project

Each green wall is like a unique work of art. We design gardens from scratch, selecting plants and arranging them in such a way as to create the desired pattern from their leaves and flowers. We can take into account the customer's preferences or offer something else, of course, taking into account the previous assumptions. We create all arrangements with the specificity of a given space and its users in mind.

4. Installation of the green wall

After delivering a system solution, we install ready-made compositions. Our installation team visits the designated place. We prepare the construction, install the system, and finally place the plants in the module pouches. All the specimens look healthy and fresh because planting them is our last stage. It should be remembered that the installation of a green wall, and especially planting, should be the last stage of the project so that the plants do not get dirty during other construction works.

5. Post-installation maintenance and further care

After about one month, we return to the place and check the condition of the green wall - whether all the plants have adapted to the new environment, how the new shoots look and whether the irrigation schedule requires some adjustment, etc. On request, we can conduct further maintenance and care visits. Our visits are made once a month to take care of the plants, check the operation of the system, and periodically clean the filters and apply fertilisers and/ or spraying. Of course, you can perform such maintenance on your own. It is important to take regular care of the plants and check the condition of the garden - then the vertical wall will look perfect for many years.

 

4Nature Vitis in Forest campus

 

4Nature Vitis at the Centre for Culture and Arts in Skierniewice

 

Vertical gardens in the entrance zone of the Varso 1&2 buildings

 

Green wall made of live plants in the luxurious SPA Green Deer Premium

 

Vertical garden in the relaxation area - Equinix

 

Vertical garden in the hall of the Podium Park office building

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Frequently asked questions

The completion date is set individually depending on the size and complexity of the project. The average leadtime for live plant furniture (4Nature Basic) is 4-5 weeks. The average leadtime for green plant walls (4Nature Wall) is 6-8 weeks. The order is accepted and the completion date is confirmed after signing the agreement and receiving the payment of one instalment ( 50% of the investment value).

Due to the cost of dedicated components individual pricing is prepared for each customer separately.
In order to prepare the cost estimate, we need the following information:

  • Green plant wall dimensions (height x width)
  • Parameters of the wall on which the installation will take place (height x width, thickness, type e.g. a full brick wall)
  • If possible, please send the wall photos, visualisations and/ or technical drawings in jpg/ png/ pdf/ dwg format
  • Is it possible to make water connections near the wall and drain to the sewage system? (Why is it important? This determines making the green wall in an open or closed system)
  • Is it possible to install lighting lamps to the ceiling at a distance of 1.50m from the wall?
  • Investment address (city/ town)
  • Expected completion date

In both cases, irrigation is completely automatic according to a pre-programmed schedule. Water is supplied to each plant directly through a system of pipes and channels installed in each module with dimensions of 39x19,5 cm with 2 pockets for plants.

Open system - water for watering plants is taken directly from the hot and cold water connections, then the water is mixed in the control panel to reach room temperature and distributed over a green wall. Excess water flows into the gutter ( 15cm high, 15cm deep), from where it is drained to the sewage system.

Closed system - water is taken from a tank placed directly under the green wall ( 40cm high, 20cm deep). Water is pumped up, distributed over a green wall, and its excess returns back to the tank. The tank itself is topped up manually once every 2-4 weeks depending on the size of the green wall and the plants applied.

In rooms with an amount of light less than 2000 lx, additional lighting must be installed to ensure proper plant growth. We recommend assimilation lighting, which improves the visual qualities of the wall, but above all provides optimal conditions for plant development.

Assimilation lighting: LED lamp with an arm or LED spotlight for ceiling installation (on the base or on the busbar), available in three colours (white, gray, black or RAL colour on request). There are 3 types of housing available to choose at the executive stage. The power, angle of incidence of light as well as the length of the emitted light and its temperature are specially selected to ensure optimal conditions for living and development of plants.

Recommended exposure time: min. 8-10 hours a day

Installation of lamps at a distance of 1.5 metre from the green wall and at the level of the upper line or maximally 10-15 cm above the upper line of the green wall. We recommend conducting a separate electrical circuit for lighting dedicated to the green wall and installing a time controller to automatically turn on the lamps for a minimum of 8-10 hours a day.

Green walls: min. total area of 2.5 m2
4Nature Smart Green: no minimum size of the order

All delivered technical and construction products are covered by a 2-year warranty. Elements of the irrigation system: pomp, drivers, solenoid valves, Fertilizer donors are covered by a 1-year warranty.

The warranty for plants is 1 month with an option of extending it under a separate maintenance agreement.

If you use our Green office service with a subscription, the warranty is extended for the entire duration of the agreement.

Closed system - wall waterproofing; providing a 230V electrical outlet near the vertical garden location (recommended location of the electrical outlet - at the bottom about 10cm from the green wall on the left or at the top about 10cm above the green wall on the left);

Open system - wall waterproofing, providing space for installation of the control panel with the dimensions of 100x100cm, a control panel for water and electrical connections (hot and cold water), a 230V electrical outlet, a pipe fi 20 leading from the control panel to the top edge of the vertical garden as per the executive drawing attached), control panel housing (if applicable), the sewage system drain with a siphon in the centre of the vertical garden (the drain must end at the level of the water collecting gutter 15-20 cm high and 15 cm deep);

In both cases, for the purpose of efficient installation: on the wall on which the investment is planned, all laths, electrical outlets, etc. should be removed within the designed green wall. The wall on which the installation is to be carried out should be dry. It should be remembered that the installation of our green walls should be carried out at the final stage of the Investment, e.g. due to the risk of renovation dust settling.

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