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3 living walls at this years RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

3 living walls at this years RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

After our success at the Chelsea Flower Show we are delighted that the RHS have once again asked us to design and supply living walls for another of their shows.

This week in the wonderful grounds of Hampton Court Palace we have 3 living walls:

A double sided herb wall consisting of more than 700 fragrant, edible herbs.

And two 3x2m living walls situated at the entrances planted with vibrant salvia and achillea to grab your attention.

Meristem Parklets wins “Global Good Award” for Hammersmith BID

Meristem Parklets wins “Global Good Award” for Hammersmith BID

We are delighted to announce that our Parklets in Hammersmith have won an award for its “wider commitment to delivering green spaces, cleaner air and promoting cycling”.

The Parklets won under the Community Partnership’s Social & Environmental Sustainability category and has been praised for being ‘an innovative business model.’

Meristem's Living Wall at New York's Premier Design Show

Meristem's Living Wall at New York's Premier Design Show

Meristem were asked to provide a dramatic backdrop to the international award winning artist, David Harber, who's outdoor sculptures grace some of the worlds most prestigious residences, hotels and public spaces. His works are inspired by the interaction of light, reflection and nature which perfectly complements our vibrant living wall. The 4.5m x 3.6m living wall consisted of over 650 indoor plant varieties.

Three Meristem Parklets arrive in the City of London

Three Meristem Parklets arrive in the City of London

Last week Meristem installed three Parklets on St Mary’s Axe, in the City of London, as part of the Active City Network initiative by the City of London Corporation.

The aim of the initiative is to utilise pedestrianisation and green infrastructure in urban design to create cleaner, safer, and more pleasant public spaces for the 513,000 workers in the city to enjoy - with a view to encouraging a healthier and more active lifestyle.

No half term holidays for Meristem this February!

No half term holidays for Meristem this February!

Meristem were at the forefront of the Mayor of London’s new drive to clean up our city’s air last week - installing green screens, as well as some other planting, in three schools around London during half term.

Wyvil Primary School in South Lambeth, Robin Hood Junior School in Sutton, and Christopher Hatton Primary School in Holborn are now the happy beneficiaries of our urban greening, providing a cleaner and healthier environment for their pupils to learn and play in.


Derelict BT boxes receive a Green Makeover

Derelict BT boxes receive a Green Makeover

The classic K6 BT box,  designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom from 1926. 

In 2006 the K2 telephone box was voted one of Britain's top 10 design icons along with another red favourite, the Routemaster  bus. Due to a significant drop in their use since and the invention of the mobile phones the classic red BT telephone kiosks are unloved, unused and unfortunately being removed or sold into private use throughout the UK.

However there are still some left on our streets - we have repainted and greened up 2 of them. With a fresh splash of BT red paint we have added a steel planter, 2 large Trachelospermum, jasminoides, Vinca minor, Hedera helix and muehlenbeckia to two telephone boxes in Archway, Islington.

Bespoke Green Screen Planters at School Provide Cleaner Air and Privacy

Bespoke Green Screen Planters at School Provide Cleaner Air and Privacy

Meristem returned to St Peter’s Eaton Square C of E School in the heart of London for a second phase of Pollution Reducing Green Screens to improve air quality in the playground for its pupils, staff, parents and visitors. 

Meristem installed 25m of 1m high Hedera Helix Woerner Green Screens in bespoke powder-coated steel planters. 

We also added an an internal Live Picture filled with 6 fern varieties at the top of the stairs where it can enjoy maximum visibility from the children and staff.

Marylebone LEN Community Street Party

Marylebone LEN Community Street Party

Last Thursday Luxborough Street was temporarily closed to traffic for the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) Community Street Party.

We were joined in the sun by Dr. Bike cycle checks, Sustrans with their pedal powered tunes, face painting, air quality activities and information about other Low Emission Neighbourhood plans.