STOCKWELL STREET CASCADE GARDEN LIVING WALL

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We are very happy to announce the installation of the first Very Large Internal Living Wall at the University of Greenwich, installed 12 June 2016.

The living wall has kindly been donated and installed by NEMEC Cascade Garden, a company from the Czech Republic and will be used for research and teaching purposes.

It is well documented that indoor plants improve air quality and the well-being of people especially in the work place. Amongst other topics 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 and internationally) and many landscape and architecture students helped with the installation, for which we are very grateful.

Particular thanks to Garden Design and Landscape Architecture students Francesca Immirzi, Melanie Saunders, Andrew Tan and Martin Yankov.

A special thanks to Nic Clear, Greg Sporton, Neil Spiller and FM for their support.

 A visit to the wall will be included in the monthly tour of the Stockwell Street roofs by Benz Kotzen.

 

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 & blue spectrum.

Plants:           There are approximately 700 plants; 17 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’ Spider plant
Cissus alata ‘Ellen Danica’ Grape ivy ‘Ellen Danica’
Coffea arabica Arabica coffee
Maranta leuconeura var erythroneura Prayer plant
Peperomia caperata ‘Rosso’ Radiator plant ‘Rosso’
Peperomia rotundifolia var. rotundifolia Creeping buttons
*Philodendron scandens Heartleaf philodendron
Polystichum tsussimense Korean rock fern
*Spathiphyllum ‘Alana’ Peace lily
Stromanthe ‘Horticolor’ Prayer plant ‘Horticolor’
Tradescantia zebrina Silver inch plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia ZZ plant

 * Plants which remove significant amounts of toxins from the air, such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene and ammonia.

For more information please contact

Benz Kotzen b.kotzen@gre.ac.uk  or Shelley Mosco at s.mosco@gre.ac.uk

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