RHS Chelsea living wall at Savills and David Harber show garden

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We had a busy time at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower show, installing the largest living wall ever at an RHS show garden. Our wall, for the award winning Savills and David Harber show garden, was a massive 83m² and covered the whole perimeter of the garden, encircling the area in a dense mat of greenery.

The garden, designed by Andrew Duff. was a celebration of the environmental and visual impacts of greenery in urban spaces. It aimed to create a beautiful, sustainable woodland clearing in a city garden by using a biodiverse selection of plants around an air purifying wetland, with aesthetic stone paving. The garden utilised native planting to create an ecologically friendly space, and so was endorsed by Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

Our wall was a vital feature, both aesthetically and ecologically, and housed over 3500 individual plants, all of which are british natives, to create a natural green backdrop to the garden. The plants were carefully selected for both their visual appeal and their importance to British woodland ecosystems. The wall, therefore, delivers a host of important ecosystem services - removing pollution, improving oxygen balance, and providing vital resources for wildlife - creating a cleaner, healthier, and more attractive space.

Living wall plant Species:

  • Asplenium scolopendrium

  • Polystichum setiferum proliferum

  • Polystichum aceleatum

  • Carex pendula

  • Hedera helix

  • Geranium robertianum

  • Carex divulsa