The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, one of San Francisco’s cultural and historical gems, now boasts a huge vertical garden from Plants On Walls. The new feature welcomes visitors as they step into this Victorian masterpiece and gives them a thrilling preview of the wonders that await inside. The 360-pocket living wall will house exotic species grown at this famed location, as well as donated plants. Plants On Walls provided 32 Florafelt living wall planters mounted to a galvanized steel frame. The permanent installation will be used to highlight special exhibits as well as seasonal attractions. You can visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.
Guadalupe Cota, Senior Nursery Specialist, donated the first plants into the wall. The Florafelt Vertical Garden system gave her the flexibility to slowly build the perfect garden according to availability and design.
A custom copper framed Florafelt F12 billows lemon yellow snaps with ferns. A pump in the copper bin wateres the unit every day for 30 minutes. Just top of the water weekly and enjoy.
A small corner of downtown San Francisco now boasts of foliage density that rivals the rain forest! A new vertical garden by Plans on Walls makes a bold green statement, while offering workers a contemplative spot of nature. Among the industrial architecture of daily office life, this vertical garden brings not only calm repose of the mind, but a surprising shot of organic vitality, thanks to the forward-thinking vision of CBRE for its new entrance. Its beauty is available to everyone at 100 Pine Street in San Francisco.
Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls completed a stunning 100 square foot living wall, tucked beneath CBRE’s corporate towers at 100 Pine Street in downtown San Francisco. The massive wall uses 240 plants as the finishing touch on a redesign of the company’s street signage, bringing a distinctive, eco-friendly flair to the entrance.
Chris directed a team of installers from Cachina Landcape Management to arrange the ficus decora (rubber-tree), birdsnest fern, mother fern, and bear-paw fern on the stainless steel-framed Florafelt vertical planter system, installed by R.N.Feild Construction.
The frame collects water at the base, which drains into the planter below. The wall is irrigated with a 1/4″ soaker hose tucked into the top row of pockets, so that water wicks down the inside layer to the bottom tray. The plants draw water from the moist back layer and the roots will grow into the felt permanantly, locking themselves into the internal felt layers.
The visual design is intended to create the feeling of a view into nature. The birdnest ferns hover in the upper region to create a tree-like canopy as they grow, and recessed lighting from above will give them an ethereal glow. Below, horizontal columns of ficus decora create the impression of tree trunks, and will drop long roots to the ground. The bear-paw and mother fern frame the other imagry to create a jungle-scape of shade loving ferns.
Special thanks to Alan Trinh, Asst. Real Estate Manager, CBRE and his vision for a greener downtown San Francisco.
Davis Dalbok of Living Green San Francisco transforms this wasted space into an incredible room of succulents. First wood framing is built. Then Florafelt vertical garden planters are installed wtih custom galvanized frames. Followed by a beautiful epay deck and finish framing. Contact Davis at Living Green.
Chris Bribach from PlantsOnWalls installed 72 ferns for a private residence in Woodside, California. The 3 F24 vertical garden planters were framed with a copper frame. Automatic watering waters the walls every 6 hours. A brightly lit North facing wall is the perfect location for this collection of rugged ferns.
How can an elegant, traditional entrance to a stately San Francisco home, be re-imagined to be greener and more welcoming, if not otherworldly? Living Green, partnering with Plants On Walls to create a southern exposed vertical melange of succulents and coppery oxalis that morphs into a private shady fern grotto, was part of the solution. Add the pristine white marble floors that one would find in a rajah’s palace or in the fabled Moroccan Casbah Tamador, that the late and great maestro, Luciano tempo, so skillfully restored. Throw in fantastical light fixtures, created by non other than the Luciano himself, and a pair of stunningly beautiful elephants to welcome the weary traveler. Enter The Casbah!
Davis Dalbok of Living Green asked Chris Bribach to install Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters beside the main entry. 504 pockets await the array of succulents and ferns that will be installed over the next days. The living wall is a temporary display that will host the plant life for the month. Pipe clamps were used ‘lightly’ connect to the existing historic structure. Drip trays at the base neatly collect all the moisture and lead it by hoses to a drain. The San Francisco Decorator Showhouse is located at 2020 Jackson Street and will be open to the public from April 28th to May 28th.
Starring… the philodendron! Did you know there are over 400 species? Looks like Chris Bribach, designer for Plants On Walls, went bananas for this popular plant the world over. He created this handsome wall of philodendrons for Slurp Noodle Bar on Castro Street in San Francisco.
The towering jungle creates an instant signature environment. Customers enjoy its refreshing sense of urban green over their breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The word philo is Greek for love or affection, and dendron means tree, so, there you go. Visit the vertical garden and Slurp Noodle Bar, Castro Street near Market.