As pollution and flooding is becoming an ever-increasing problem in towns and cities, gardens and plants are needed now more than ever. To help address these issues, the RHS launched a ‘Greening Grey Britain’ initiative, aimed at inspiring people in urban areas to grow plants.
So, when the RHS asked us to get involved in the programme at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we immediately answered with a resounding ‘yes’!
At the show, the RHS built the Greening Grey Britain garden and illustrated the scale of the challenge by creating a typical urban landscape as a backdrop to the garden. The design displayed imaginative and real-world solutions, including the installation of green walls on building facades, to show how plants can be grown in limited spaces.
Our Jakob green wall system provides the perfect ‘vertical greening’ solution when space is limited, with the Webnet green wall trellis we supplied fitting perfectly with the Greening Grey Britain challenge.
The installation of green walls (also known as living walls) delivers a wide range of benefits that help to meet many of the goals of Greening Grey Britain.