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Living Wall Dining Experience at Tacquila Palm Springs

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by River Hudson of Horticultural Holiday for Tac/quila restaurant in Palm Springs.

Restaurant ambiance is nearly as crucial as the menu and kitchen. At Tac/Quila restaurant in Palm Springs, a living wall designed by River Hudson of Horticultural Holiday brings natural drama to an interior space. The region is noted for its dramatic mountain desert scenery, but diners flock to the tables nearest the living wall made from Florafelt Pockets with a simple drip irrigation system. Cascading ferns, grasses, and flowers provide guests with an unexpected and thrilling oasis, where a meal comes with the soothing sensation of dining in nature.

Horticultural Holiday is a landscape design group serving the Palm Springs area specializing in boutique gardens that offer relaxed intimate experiences. It’s a comfortable style that calms the senses with the inherent natural beauty that plants provide.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by River Hudson of Horticultural Holiday for Tac/quila restaurant in Palm Springs.

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Going Big with Florafelt at Planterra Canada

Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Planterra Canada.

Planterra, a leading interior plantscaper in Canada, uses the simplicity of the Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall system to deliver impressive living walls to their clients.

Using them indoors for corporate clients they have included branding and signage. Supplemental lighting is a crucial part of a living wall’s health but also highlights its natural beauty as a focal point.

To ease installation they deliver the pre-planted panels to the site prior to installation. Construction workers lift the pre-planted panels into place and hang to the structure using the hanging tabs and S-hooks.

The lush living walls make interior environments much more pleasant for work and relaxation.

Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Planterra Canada.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Planterra Canada.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall installation by Planterra Canada.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall installation by Planterra Canada.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall installation by Planterra Canada.
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Florafelt Pockets Restore Living Columns at the Perez Art Museum Miami

Florafelt Flex Pockets for Perez Museum Miami living columns by Patric Blanc new felt and replant by Brightview Landscape Miami.

The Perez Art Museum (PAMM) in Miami boasts the famous living columns created by Patric Blanc, which needed a solution for dripping and other maintenance issues. Brightview Landscaping Miami turned to Florafelt Pockets for the answer. These structures required a revolutionary idea, and we developed a flexible planting pocket for curved and other dimensional surfaces.

The artistic vision was instantly restored after planting the first column.Since changing plants is as easy as slipping them in and out of their pockets, the column is carefully refined into a precision design that can be used on the others. One year later, the superiority of the Florafelt system is apparent at a glance, and reveals the dramatic beauty to come.

Our flexible planting pockets vastly expand possibilities for any challenging project. We look forward to helping you create a living wall where nobody thought it was possible.

Florafelt Flex Pockets Living Columns Test Upgrade at the Perez Museum Of Modern Art in Miami.

The Newly Planted Florafelt Test Column is a Big Improvement

October 2018: A single column is planted using Florafelt pleated pockets to offer a solution to the original installation made with the cut-and-slit felt-planted columns. The tidy and organized black pockets are already an improvement.

Florafelt Flex Pockets Living Columns Test Upgrade at the Perez Museum Of Modern Art in Miami, October 2018. Photo: Jeffery Allis

A Year Later the Florafelt Pockets Column Fills In Beautifully

November 2019 (a year later): The Florafelt pleated pocket test column is fully filled and grown in beautifully. This is a perfect example of how Florafelt Pleated Pockets distribute moisture and allow for easier maintenance.

Florafelt Flex Pockets Living Columns Test Upgrade at the Perez Museum Of Modern Art in Miami, November 2019. Photo: Jeffery Allis

The Future for the Perez Museum Living Columns

As soon as new funding becomes available, the old cut-and-slit columns can be updated with the Florafelt Pockets. We are excited to be a part of a solution that can make the original vision not only easier to maintain but become the glorious beauty it was intended to be.

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Interior Plant Design Style by Living Walls Edmonton

A towering living wall for a private residence is the showstopper of three recent projects from Living Walls Edmonton. Interior Plantscape Designer Chris Myers makes a bold statement with his unbound design in a loft that soars to the second floor. Only Florafelt Pocket Panels make it possible to have such a dramatic home feature. It’s always necessary to change plants from time to time and Florafelt makes it easy. Simply remove the struggling plant by lifting if from the pocket and sliding the replacement inside, restoring the wall to full vibrancy in a matter of minutes.

The clean lines of crisp surrounds provide stylish frames for the planted units, including the show display seen here. Recessed stainless tanks for irrigation integrate seamlessly and collect runoff for maximum water conservation. Micro LED lights in the frames provide supplemental lighting but also create theatrical contrasts of greenery and shadow.

In the final new project from Chris Myers, an office project softens a casual meeting spot.The positive effects of plants in the workplace are well-known. A small living wall summons our innate human comfort with nature and inspires a spirit of collaboration and trust..

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Living Walls Edmonton.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Living Walls Edmonton.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Living Walls Edmonton.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Living Walls Edmonton.
Florafelt Pockets living walls by Living Walls Edmonton.
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Stylish Jungle Living Wall at Population Hair Salon

Florafelt Pocket Panel Living Wall at Population Hair Salon Mission San Francisco.

Good styling comes in all forms, including hair and atmosphere! The inventive staff at Population Hair Salon in San Francisco’s Mission district create a singular experience for clients using lots of plants, one of the best methods to remove toxins from the air and soothe the spirit, naturally.

After years of growth, a sprawling jungle effect has emerged, behind the washing station which creates more of a spa-like environment. Salon owner, Brian installed a similar living wall in his first location and customers found it so exciting he planted another in his second location even before it opened.

The system is simple. An automatic irrigation drip line waters the Florafelt Pockets living wall from the top. Excess water collects in the bottom gutter that directs it to a drain.

This Salon, with its proliferation of plants, has become a San Francisco landmark (at least for locals) elevating the prestige of a superior salon with an eco-friendly embrace of the city’s history and ethic.

A living wall softens the hair washing experience at Population Hair Salon in San Francisco. Florafelt Pockets living wall.
Population Hair Salon Living Wall in San Francisco Mission District grown in Florafelt Pockets.
The salon’s prep station is incorporated into the living wall where irrigation connections are also made. Population Hair Salon in San Francisco. Florafelt Pockets living wall.

Aerial Roots of the Philodendron Monstera add mystery to the living wall. Population Hair Salon in San Francisco. Florafelt Pockets living wall.
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Office Furniture Showroom Living Wall by Planted Design

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Planted Design for Sam Clar Office Furniture Showroom in Concord, California.

A striking living wall adds a distinctive, natural feel to the Sam Claire office furniture showroom in Concord, California. In another amazing design from Planted Design, the Florafelt Pro System towers 18 feet and features low light interior plants.

A custom circulating system of tanks and pumps irrigates wall automatically, making this dramatic wall a no-fuss addition. The frame blends the wall and the space and integrates the existing design. Low-cost and easily-installed LED lights hang from the ceiling and provide full spectrum lighting.

Stainless steel grids provide the structure, and the walls are protected by the waterproofing elements provided in the Pro System Kit. A simple system of tanks and pumps recirculate the water according pre-set timers.

The plant wall is a showpiece of incorporating nature into office environments, which is proven to increase productivity. Customers appreciate a business that acknowledges the importance of green design and are eager to associate with forward-thinking companies. Plants bring a sense of serenity and beauty to any environment.

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Planted Design for Sam Clar Office Furniture Showroom in Concord, California.
Florafelt Pro System living wall by Planted Design for Sam Clar Office Furniture Showroom in Concord, California.
Florafelt Pro System living wall by Planted Design for Sam Clar Office Furniture Showroom in Concord, California.

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Yoobi Los Angeles Office Living Wall

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Florals by Mitzi for Yoobi Los Angeles.

Yoobi needed a fresh new look and feel for the living wall in their Los Angeles headquarters. LA designer of Florals by Mitzi created an inventive angled pattern of tropical plants including anthurium, variegated pothos, schefflera, and bromeliads. A new jungle is ready to grow!

The pockets of the Florafelt System made the update easy, since rearranging the wall is as simple as slipping in new plants. Like the most far-sighted gardening plans, the new wall will evolve in unique and unexpected ways.

As this project demonstrates, the Florafelt Pocket System makes inventive ideas come to life with ease, even years after installation. Made from recycled, non-toxic plastic water bottles, the pockets are durable, simple to clean, and provide ultimate creativity for new ideas.

The beautiful reclaimed wood frame, installed with the living wall in 2011 by designer Tucker Warner is still providing a dramatic stage. A tank and pump provide a simple but effective irrigation system.

Florafelt Pockets newly planted tropical living wall by Florals by Mitzi for Yoobi Los Angeles.
Florafelt Pockets Custom Recirc by Florals by Mitzi for Yoobi Los Angeles.
Florafelt Pockets custom reclaimed wood frame living wall by designer, Tucker Warner originally installed in 2011.

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Anchor Brewing Rooftop Vertical Herb Garden for Bartenders

Vertical herb gardens at Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco by Living Green Design. Florafelt Pro System.

Anchor Brewing company harvests organic herbs from their vertical gardens to garnish cocktails at their rooftop tasting patio in San Francisco. Staff have been using the vertical gardens for about 3 years now to add a fresh experience for their clients. These Florafelt Pro System living walls were originally installed and currently maintained by Living Green Design.

A mix of herbs served fresh for the perfect garnish for glass. Brandon Pruett, Rachel Farinelli and Lindsey Graves from Living Green Design created a custom vertical plant wall with the Florafelt System for Anchor Brewing Company’s cocktail tasting rooftop lounge.

The original installation was captured in a video that shares the inspiration that beautiful Fall day in 2014.

Vertical herb gardens at Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco by Living Green Design. Florafelt Pro System.

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Medical Center Uses Healing Plants in a Big Way

Florafelt Pocket Panel Custom Living Wall for Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.

Plants promote healthy living

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.

Florafelt Pocket Panel Custom Living Wall System with LED Lighting Kit.
Florafelt Pocket Panel Custom Living Wall System with LED Lighting Kit.
A Florafelt Living Wall designed and installed by Plants On Walls for the new Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
A Florafelt Living Wall designed and installed by Plants On Walls for the new Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
Florafelt Pocket Panel Custom Living Wall for Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
Florafelt Pocket Panel Custom Living Wall for Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.
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Drought Tolerant Living Wall in Sausalito

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Eileen Kelly of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design.

After a month the plants have begun to grow in nicely. As expected the grasses and Lamium are the fastest to grow and first to begin filling in.

Eileen Kelly of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design created a vertical sweep of colors and shapes for her Sausalito client. The first phase of a complete redesign of the front yard, the living wall is a bold statement about the beauty of conservation.

Water conservation is essential in many places but drought tolerant plants come in a huge variety of colors and textures. Artful and exciting designs take full advantage of native species that are well-adapted to microclimates.

A planting grid is used to plan the living wall layout. Flowing patterns of colorful varieties make this a living work of art. Drought tolerant plants used for this design:

  • Aeonium ‘Pinwheel’
  • Acorus gramineus ‘Licorice’
  • Cares Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’
  • Lamium ‘White Nancy’
  • Oxalis ‘Burgundy Form’
  • Senecio mandraliscae

As the plants grow in they will completely cover the felt and grid. Irrigation timing will be adjusted to minimize water use for this brilliantly orchestrated design.

Designer Eileen Kelley of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design creates a colorful living wall for her Sausalito client working with Plants On Walls using the Florafelt Pro System.

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Eileen Kelly of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design.
Florafelt Pro System living wall by Eileen Kelly of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design.