Interior Living Wall – Spring 2018

The benefit of a well maintained interior living wall is that it looks amazing all year round and helps with the well being of the people who get to enjoy it!

Be sure to check get your ticket for our Investing in Living Walls: Factors for Specification and Maintenance course staring next month! See our video trailer feature Shelley Mosco outlining what the course will consist of here.

Roof Gardens – Spring 2018

Lovely to see Spring bringing some colour back to our gardens after what felt like an extended Winter! The mallard ducks are back in the pond and the daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining 😀
Can’t wait for the rest of the flower bed to blossom over the next few months so keep a lookout for updates and contact us if you wish to have a look at our gardens for yourself!

Video: Investing in Living Walls: Factors for Specification and Maintenance

Our very own Shelley Mosco giving a brief introduction in this video to our upcoming Investing in Living Walls: Factors for Specification course outlining what the course is about and who it is ideal for.

The course will be held over two days in April (19th – 20th) @UniofGreenwich.

For full details click here and to book your tickets click on the Eventbrite link.

Call for Papers: ABC: Activating Biophilic Cities Conference

We are very pleased to announce our international conference on Biophilic Cities and we invite proposals for oral papers and posters from academics and practitioners focusing on the integration of nature and natural elements into the environments in which we live, work and play.


We are looking for papers to be presented on the following themes:

  • Planning
  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Interior design
  • Health and education


Using the online submission form (link below), you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • Key words
  • Biography (maximum 150 words)

All submissions for papers and posters should be completed using our submission form by Saturday 31st March 2018. Submit your paper proposal here.


For more information please contact Shelley Mosco ( and/or Benz Kotzen (

ecobuild 2018

The ecobuild conference is one of the biggest events in the built environment calendar with over 450 exhibitors at the show this year and around 25,000 visitors. The event showcases the latest innovations and products from various sectors and companies and this year we were able to visit and see what the industry had to offer in terms of biophilic architecture.

During the event we were also able to promote our upcoming events to industry professionals getting even more attendees to join us for our exciting conferences and short courses!

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Also a big thanks to Watermatic for providing us with a space to promote our events at their excellent stand with live demonstrations of their living wall systems at ecobuild 2018. Be sure to visit their website and check out their new products!


Ecobuild has been the number one event for the built environment for over 14 years, with change and innovation always at the heart. It connects and inspires the entire built environment specification chain.

06-08 March 2018 / ExCeL, London

VLILW – Very Large Internal Living Wall Installed



We are very happy to announce the installation of the first Very Large Internal Living Wall at the University of Greenwich. This is just in time for the opening of the Architecture and Landscape and CPDA exhibitions on Wednesday 15th of June.  The living wall has kindly been donated and installed by NEMEC, a company from the Czech Republic and will be used for research purposes. It is well documented that indoor plants improve air quality and the wellbeing of people especially in the work place. Amongst other things we will be testing a variety of plants for suitability and their effects on air quality, noise as well as people’s attitudes to living walls. The planting design was done by Shelley Mosco (an A&L staff member who has designed numerous living walls across the UK, as well as America, Europe, and UAE) and many landscape and architecture students helped with the installation, for which we are very grateful.  A special thanks to Nic Clear, Greg Sporton, Neil Spiller and FM for their support. Any questions please contact Benz Kotzen and/or Shelley Mosco at

Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre:

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Size: 20m2 (4 metres tall x 5 metres wide.)

System Type: Modular, regular horticultural compost with added vermiculite.

Irrigation: Automatic top up system. Approximate daily water usage 0.1 litre / per square meter, thus 2 litres per day

Lighting:    Horticultural halogen / red & green spectrum.

Plants: There are approximately 700 plants; 16 different plant species.


Scientific Name Common Name
Aglaonema ‘Butterfly’ Chinese evergreen ‘Butterfly’
Alocasia ‘Polly’ Elephant’s ear / African mask
Anthurium andraeanum ‘Almera Rood’ Flamingo flower
Asplenium nidus Bird’s nest fern
Chamaedorea elegans Dwarf mountain palm
Chlorophytum capense ‘Green’ Bracket plant
Cissus alata ‘Ellen Danica’ Grape ivy ‘Ellen Danica’
Coffea arabica Arabica coffee
Peperomia caperata ‘Rosso’ Radiator plant ‘Rosso’
Peperomia rotundifolia var. rotundifolia Radiator plant
Philodendron scandens Heart leaf
Polystichum tsussimense Korean rock fern
Spathiphyllum ‘Alana’ Peace lily
Stromanthe ‘Horticolor’ Prayer plant
Tradescantia zebrina Silver inch plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia Fern arum