Living Walls

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'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.

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.

Verdant Viaduct - Borough Market Living Wall

Come and see our latest living wall project at Borough Market.

This living wall is part of Better Bankside’s Urban Greening and Placemaking Initiatives which aim to improve the public realm in the local area.

The wall helps to reclaim a grey and unused space in the one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, as well as acting as a natural air filter.

We removed a section of a living wall that was struggling and added 82 plants to the main wall to give it a new lease of life. The existing plants were covered in dust and pollution particulates which all had to be cleaned.

We planted a combination of convolvulus arvensis, erysimum (‘Bowles’s Mauve), liriope muscaris, asplenium scolopendrium, polystichum tsus-simense and alpine flowering plants, including gypsophila and dianthus freynii. These were put in to complement the existing scheme of sarcococca ruscifolia, hedera (ivy) and fatsia japonica.

The project challenges included safely carrying out the works at a height of 6m next to a busy pub and in an area with high footfall.

We are very pleased by the outcome and looking forward to it thriving in the months ahead.

Please contact us for further information on our latest projects.




North Finchley Living Wall

Meristem were delighted to work on this exciting greening project in North Finchley. A substrate gravity-fed closed living wall system was installed to create a beautiful aesthetic focal point to the building. In addition to this a bespoke hanging planter system was designed and installed to form a vertical trailing effect of greenery through two floors.

Internal greening solutions are a fantastic way to maximise oxygenation and absorption of PM10s (small particles and dust) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in everyday items such as carpets, paint and cleaning products. Internal vegetation can improve wellbeing, productivity and performance and health whilst improving the internal environment.

Clapham Living Wall

Our latest living wall installation has created beautiful backdrop to a residential garden in Clapham that draws the eye through the house. A mixture of ferns, erysimum, convolvulus, liriope muscari and festuca glauca elijah blue were used to bring striking colours  to an urban back garden. A swirl of erysimum bowles mauve was planted in the centre of the wall to create a swathe of purple flowers which will be out in full bloom come spring.

RHS Living Wall

Meristem were delighted to work with the Royal Horticultural Society at the Landscape Show 2017.

Our living wall created the perfect backdrop for the RHS to chat to those visiting their stand.

We used a combination of bergenia, convolvulus, carex, ferns, erysimum bowles mauve and liriope muscari to create a natural aesthetic. 

Travels Abroad - living walls everywhere

On a recent trip to Australia and Indonesia we stumbled across living walls everywhere. Have a look at the fantastic planting, the succulents were thriving. We need to have more living walls in public spaces in the UK, Indonesia and Australia seem to be years ahead of us in terms of urban greening.

Living Wall Adelaide