Linnea Botanicals is a biophilic design firm founded by Beatrice Linnea Bast in Philadelphia and Delray Beach, Florida. Guided by her conviction to connect people to the natural world by bringing the outside in, she believes greenery makes us happier and more connected.
Working at the intersection of art and ecology, Linnea Botanicals designs custom indoor and outdoor vertical gardens. Deep experience in fine art and design makes for elegant installations, custom-suited to any space. When not dreaming up the next vertical garden, Linnea also delights in the art of botanical illustration.
She holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, a Permaculture Design Certificate from Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco, and has studied ornamental horticulture at San Francisco City College and also at the New York Botanical Garden. Growing up in Philadelphia, she spent much of her childhood gardening with her horticulturist grandparents, inspiring a lifelong love of plants.
Discover the ultimate living wall experience on two floors as you ascend the grand spiral staircase to a tropical wonderland. Tucked away in a private San Francisco penthouse this exotic living wall installation was created by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls using the Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall system. High power LED lights create an artificial sun that delivers a fresh feeling to this urban hideaway.
Orchids are added to the vibrantly colorful living wall at Young Dental in San Francisco. This wildly complex design has evolved using orchids and bromeliads along with philodendron cordatum. This custom recirculating system is made with Florafelt Grow Strip woven into a narrow 6-in grid. This allows for more complexity in the design and the use of smaller plant materials.
Orchids are simply pinned to the surface
Note how the orchids are added to the surface of the felt so the roots will only receive they’re preferred place of being close to a humid condition. First remove all the bark that normally comes with orchids. Then choose a location on the living wall where the roots can hang down to add a natural organic look. The orchid’s roots are held in place using support sticks that typically supplied with the plants. You can also use wire, pins or other creative means to support your orchids to the Florafelt material.
Enjoy a beautiful living wall that lives on. Mix color florals with pine branches to create a cheerful holiday display. Then change it up next year to explore year-round seasonal combinations. This beautiful holiday inspired design was created by Janet Kimber of Plant Walls Canada in Toronto using the Florafelt Compact Kit.
Plant care guru John Kish of Somewhere That’s Green in Bend Oregon is excited to add living walls to his client offerings. Florafelt Recirc self-contained recirculating living walls have their own watering system. Pumps and timers automatically irrigate the plants. Tanks are topped off as needed.
Newly planted designs to look great from the get-go. As plants grow in, they become a whole another experience. John Kish is excited for the possibilities to add a beautiful green experience to homes and commercial spaces in the Bend, Oregon area.
A living tapestry of texture and color. Landscape designer Randy Rayburn from Portland Oregon uses ferns and huchera to create a stunningly gorgeous living wall using the Florafelt Pockets living wall system.
Vibrant plants are universally recognized as a symbol of robust living. The beautiful new Tanner Health Systems building in Carrollton, Georgia features plants as an effortless, natural way to promote healthy lifestyles. The Florafelt living green wall is a bold statement of strength and optimism.
Local interior landscape team designed the planters and living wall with native greenery. Natural design was a key component to emphasize the healing atmosphere. The living wall is a prominent feature of the main space, an exciting and unexpected element that makes a bold statement about the benefits of the natural world.
Local Interior plantscapers will maintain and nurture the greenery throughout the interior, including the living wall. Based on a design that offers natural colors and a variety of textures, the living wall is a seamless complement to the artful planters arrayed in multiple locations.
Installed in a single day by the Atlanta team of Plants on Walls, the custom design called for a recirculating tank and supplemental lighting. It will grow into a fully unique micro-landscape that will marvel visitors for years to come.
Jake Owens, owner of Thriveroots, a Biophilic design company in Fayetteville, Arkansas, installed a living sign made entirely of plants. Our goal is to bring the beneficial experience of nature into the modern built environment of today’s society, says Jake.
A thriving arts community comes together
The living sign project was funded by Runway Group and is located right on Walton Blvd in Bentonville at The Source AR. It is made up of 240 native perennials, grasses and sedges set up on a drip irrigation and is a pollinator’s Heaven!! Drive by and check it out if you’re in the area. It will be an ever-changing and constantly evolving living wall, changing colors with the seasons!! Mural in the background by Graham Edwards Art.
Thanks to everyone involved
“Words can’t express how excited and thankful I am to complete the first official project as a business owner and “local plant artist”!! And what a doozie of a project it has been!! For quite some time I was unhappy with life, work, finances and other things, and it took me the better part of 3 years to finally make the decision to leave the career I had worked so hard to obtain and had been with for 8 years…but it has hands down been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Venturing into the unknown can sometimes be a difficult decision, especially when you encounter a global pandemic the 1st month into entrepreneurship, but my gosh I’ve had so much incredible support from friends and loved ones, and I thank you all so much for that and helping this come to fruition. This project has been fun, stressful, and just a constant string of emotions, but with a little help from my friends…it is complete!! Special thanks to Nathan Crouch, Derek Hillyer, Jeff Starling for helping make dreams come true and to Dove Nicole and Lynne Cooper for their constant support…I couldn’t have done it without you all! Don’t ever let anyone tell you not to chase your dreams or that what you want to do is silly or “not lucrative”. If there’s something calling you…follow that calling, even if it is faint. DO WHAT YOU LOVE!!”