Would you like to enjoy nature from inside your home, office, or other indoor space?
Think vertical gardens, a sustainable way to bring the outside in. Vertical Gardens are a wonderful trend in sustainable architecture that can add beauty and functionality to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

However, they are definitely not just wallflowers. Instead, vertical gardens play an important role in improving our health and wellbeing as well as improving the environment.

Here are the 7 most important benefits of vertical gardens:

Benefits for humans

Improve your physical and mental health

Plants counteract respiratory diseases and improve cardiovascular problems by producing oxygen and purifying the air which reduces issues like breathing problems and blood pressure. They provide protection against diseases and/allergies caused by harmful gases by reducing local pollen exposure. They help prevent coughs since plants increase the humidity in the air, which moisturizes the mucous membranes, throat, and skin.As for mental benefits, it is well known that vertical gardens improve concentration and mood, reduce stress by providing a sense of relaxation, not to mention the visual relief they offer when contemplated.

Improved space

A vertical garden is definitely a unique way to have your own urban garden or to arrange plants, and it also acts as a decorative element that brings a touch of nature to your spaces.If you have a vertical garden in your workspace, your productivity will improve.Plants definitely have a positive effect on all human beings. In a recent study by Princeton University, 90% of employees stated that plants help their satisfaction at work.We specialize in enhancing the interior and exterior spaces, including courtyards,balconies, back yards, commercial projects, and public spaces.

Environmental benefits

Improvement of air quality

The plants in a vertical garden filter particles from the air and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. One square meter of plant space will generate the equivalent of a year’s supply of oxygen for a human and trap 130g of dust. As for which types of plants to go for indoors, succulents, grasses, and perennial shrubs thrive in small spaces, as do ferns and herbs.

Insulate your building

Vertical gardens also act as thermal insulators, this green solution lowers thetemperature inside a building by up to five degrees, which means that less airconditioning is required, therefore saving energy.

Reduce noise pollution

Plants in vertical gardens are capable of absorbing up to 50% of the noise generatedin a large city. Noise can be reduced by up to 10 decibels, which offers great healthbenefits. In fact, a vertical garden has the capacity to absorb 41% more noise than atraditional frontage.

Increase biodiversity

The plants in a vertical garden will promote habitat for birds, butterflies, andinsects, especially in an urban environment. In general, urban ecosystems promotethe habitat of more species within a city, helping to increase the biodiversity of theenvironment.

Save water

A vertical garden absorbs rainwater through plants, becoming a natural water reserve. This slows the discharge of rain into the sewer system, purifies the rainwater, and also puts water back into the ecosystem through evaporation. All this helps stabilize the groundwater level, reduces the peak load on the sewage system, and reduces the risk of flooding.Vertical gardens are becoming a more common feature and for many, a way of life.Large cities are adopting the use of them more, not just for their visual benefits butto balance out the urban landscape and improve health and sustainability.

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Article credit : Michelle Duran


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