Living walls with plants, also known as vertical gardens 4Nature Wall, are elaborate, vertical plant compositions used to cover special wall structures. They serve as an eye-catching decorative element and are also highly functional, influencing the indoor air quality and enhancing the comfort of the space. Green walls with live plants provide a unique atmosphere in offices, apartments, restaurants, spas, or other commercial spaces.
an ecological approach to life
implementation of the demands of biophilic design
can be arranged to measure
care is extremely easy and fast
stylish, designer, exclusive interior decoration
automatically irrigated and intelligently controlled
are mobile – they are easy to mount, dismantle and move
improved interior acoustics
100% natural and biodegradable
equipped with a set of sensors to monitor air parameters
are healthy and durable
Inspired by the ideas of the French botanist, Patrick Blanc, we created our original system of vertical plant cultivation. The vertical structure saves valuable usable space, and the wall with plants is a uniquedecorative accentin any interior. What is very important, modern technology allows you to enjoy the company of plants all year round.
The care itself is made as easy as possible thanks to automatic irrigation and properly selected assimilation lighting, which provides optimal conditions for the development of plants. The basis for each green plant wall project are modules made of plastic? they can be combined with each other to create living walls of any size.
When we receive an inquiry about a wall made of living plants, we talk to the client, establish initial assumptions and prepare a first, indicative cost estimate. We take into account, among others: assumed dimensions of the project, its location, water, sewage and lighting conditions, as well as plant species from which the living wall is to consist (we propose species from two price groups). At this stage, we already know whether a drain can be installed or whether a closed-circuit irrigation system will be needed; we also check whether the ceiling lamps will be located at the optimal distance from the vertical garden.
Once we have collected data on what the vertical garden should look like, we can submit a specific offer. After accepting the cost estimate, it is time to sign the contract. We include detailed terms of cooperation and a binding implementation date. Both parties have their responsibilities: the investor must provide appropriate conditions for transforming the wall into a vertical garden and ensure such issues as adequate load-bearing capacity, access to the socket, waterproofing layer and prior disassembly of skirting boards.
Each plant wall is like a unique work of art. We design gardens from scratch, selecting plants and composing them in such a way as to create the desired pattern from their leaves and flowers. We can take into account the client's preferences or propose something from our own, of course taking into account previous assumptions. We create all arrangements with the specificity of a given space and its users in mind.
After delivering the system solution for the living wall, we start the assembly. We prepare the structure, assemble the installation, and finally plant plants in the module pockets. Because we do it at the very end, all specimens look healthy and fresh. Please remember that the installation of a living wall, and especially planting plants, should be the last stage of the investment so that the plants do not get dirty during other construction works.
After about a month, we return to the site and check the condition of the green wall, whether all the plants have taken root, what the new shoots look like, whether the irrigation schedule requires any correction, etc. On request, we can carry out further service and care visits to ensure take care of the plants, check the operation of the system, and periodically clean the filters and apply fertilizers and/or sprays. Of course, you can take care of this care on your own. We provide free training. It is important to check the plants regularly and check the condition of the garden. then the vertical garden will reward you with a perfect appearance for many years.
Living vegetation can effectively increase indoor air humidity.
Case study: to increase the air humidity level by 10% in a room
100m2 at 22 degrees C you need about 10m2 plants, i.e. 250 plants.
As 4Nature System, we attach particular importance to the selection of appropriate plants. In living walls, we use species that are not only decorative, but also useful in terms of improving air quality. We select healthy plants, obtained from reliable suppliers, place them in a pocket made of synthetic, chemically neutral non-woven fabric, and then place them in a ventilated pocket of the module.
Soon after installation, greenery covers the entire living wall. Dedicated assimilation lighting ensures the proper development of plants even despite limited access to natural light.
To see more species used in vertical walls,
take a look at our Interactive Plant Primer.
Vertical gardens create the opportunity for close contact with nature even in austere, modernist interiors. As biophilic postulates state, this contact is necessary to maintain physical and mental health. This is what 4Nature System living walls can do:
have a relaxing and calming effect – the very sight of a vertical wall soothes the senses, brings relief to the eyes tired by computers and allows you to relax,
produce oxygen and improve air quality (which is currently of great importance), absorb dust and dust, fight smog,
humidify the air (which is especially important in winter, during the heating season), and thus affect health reduce the occurrence of symptoms such as fatigue, headache or cough, among others
research proves that the presence of greenery in offices translates into the well-being of employees and determines their better well-being, satisfaction with work and general life situation,
increase concentration, stimulate creativity and productivity of employees, customers and household members.
Although living walls look very modern, vertical gardens are a much older idea than you might think. Climbing and creeping species were used to cover buildings and create green, vertical surfaces almost 2,500 years ago. Most of us have heard about the famous hanging gardens? the pride of ancient Babylon.?
The Romans cultivated vines using special supports at least since the 3rd century BC. Special, vertical systems, the so-called palmettes, over time, in addition to their practical function, also gained an aesthetic one. Then it was time for hedges, green turf roofs (which are still prevalent in Iceland) and trellises? garden structures made of wood, rods, ropes and even concrete, which paved the way for innovative vertical gardens made of plants.
Stanley Hart White is responsible for the more contemporary living wall concept. late professor of landscape architecture from the American University of Illinois. In 1931, he developed a structure that allowed for the free growth of plants covering vertical surfaces, and a few years later he managed to obtain a patent. White sought to popularize custom-designed architectural structures in which living plants played the main role. However, he was ahead of his time — his invention was misunderstood and was considered… impractical. Today, such a turn of events seems unthinkable!
The idea from the 1930s broke through only in the second half of the 1980s. It was picked up by Patrick Blanc — French botanist considered to be the actual creator of vertical gardens. Thanks to it, we can admire a vertical thicket of living plants in modern offices, apartments, hotels and restaurants. He improved White's idea and significantly simplified the vertical system, making it easy to adapt and use. Engineer Peter Rice and architect Adrien Fainsilber helped him refine the design. Blanca vertical gardens did not need soil and could take virtually any size.
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The completion date is set individually depending on the size and complexity of the project. The average time for mobile walls with live plants (4Nature Basic) is 4-5 weeks. For green walls with plants (4Nature Wall), the average delivery time is 6-8 weeks. The order is accepted and the date is booked when the contract is signed and the date is booked. payment of 1 installment (50% of the investment value).
We prepare individual quotes due to the cost of dedicated components for each client separately.
To prepare a cost estimate, we need the following information:
In both cases, irrigation is completely automatic, according to a previously programmed schedule. Water is supplied to each plant directly via a system of pipes and channels installed in each module. 39x19.5 cm with 2 plant pockets.
Open circuit — Water for watering plants is collected directly from the connections. hot and cold water — then the water is mixed in the control panel to reach room temperature and distributed over the green wall. Excess water flows into the gutter (15 cm high, 15 cm deep), from where it is discharged into the sewage system.
Closed circuit — water is taken from a tank located directly under the green wall (height 40 cm, depth 20 cm). Water is pumped upwards, distributed over the green wall, and its excess returns back to the tank. The tank itself is refilled manually once every 2-4 weeks, depending on the size of the green wall and the plants used.
In rooms with less than 2000 lx, additional lighting necessary for the proper growth of plants should be installed. We recommend assimilation lighting, which improves the visual value of the wall, but above all provides optimal conditions for plant development.
Assimilation lighting: LED lamp on a boom or LED spotlight for mounting on the ceiling (on a base or on a track). We have 2 types of housing to choose from at the construction stage. The power, angle of incidence of light, length of emitted light and its temperature are specially selected to ensure optimal conditions for life and development.
Recommended exposure time: min. 8-10 hours a day
Installation of lamps at a distance of min. 1.2 m to a maximum of 1.5 meters from the green wall and at the level of the top line or a maximum of 10-15 cm above the top line of the green wall. We recommend running a separate electrical circuit for lighting dedicated to the green wall and installing a timer to automatically turn on the lamps for at least 8-10 hours a day.
Green walls: min. area total 2.5 m2
4Nature Basic: no minimum order quantity
All delivered technical and construction products as well as irrigation system elements are covered by a 2-year warranty.
The warranty for plants is 1 month, with the possibility of extending it on the basis of a separate care agreement.
If you use our Greenery for the Office service in a subscription, the warranty extends for the entire duration of the contract.
Closed circuit– wall waterproofing; providing a 230V electrical socket near the location of the vertical garden (recommended location of the power socket - at the bottom approx. 10 cm from the green wall on the left or at the top approx. 10 cm above the green wall on the left);
Open circuit– waterproofing the wall, providing a place to install a control panel with dimensions of at least 70x70cm, providing water and electrical connections (hot and cold water) to the place of installation of the control panel, providing a 230V electrical socket, providing a 20 mm pipe leading from the control panel to the mains the other edge of the vertical garden according to the attached working drawing, housing the control panel (if applicable), connecting a sewage drain with a siphon to the central point of the floor next to the vertical garden (the drain must end at the level at which there will be a fixed gutter collecting water of height 15-20 cm and depth 20 cm);
In both cases, in order to perform the installation efficiently: on the wall where the investment is planned, all strips, electrical sockets, etc. should be removed within the outline of the designed green wall. The wall on which the installation is to take place should be dry. Please remember that the installation of our green walls should be carried out at the last stage of the investment, among others: due to the risk of construction dust settling.