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Mini Library Vertical Garden for Kids

Florafelt Vertical Garden by by Alec Hawley for San Francisco Inner Richmond Little Free Library
Florafelt Vertical Garden by by Alec Hawley for San Francisco Inner Richmond Little Free Library.

Kids love their new Tiny Library in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond Neighborhood. This little treasure was conceived by landscape architect, Alec Hawley and crafted by Richard Walker. Florafelt Vertical Garden 4-Pocket Planters create little living walls on each side.

Inner Richmond Little Free Library by Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters
Inner Richmond Little Free Library by Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

The project was a community led effort to improve our neighborhood and make space for our youngest and most curious residents. It not only serves as a Little Free Library, but also as a teaching tool and a sensory and edible garden for the entire Inner Richmond neighborhood.

Design Concept Sketch for the Inner Richmond Tiny Library by Alec Hawley.
Design Concept Sketch for the Inner Richmond Tiny Library by Alec Hawley

“It would not have been nearly as unique or feel as warm without the Florafelt pockets and plants.”
— Alec Hawley, landscape architect

San Francisco Inner Richmond Little Free Library by Alec Hawley.

This library is the culmination of eight months of discussion, design & effort by the Peter’s Place Nursery School Parents and Teachers. Design by landscape architect, Alec Hawley. Fabrication by Richard Walker. Living walls created with Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.

The tiny library is located at 227 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Inner Richmond Little Free Library by Alec Hawley.
San Francisco Inner Richmond Little Free Library by Alec Hawley.
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Succulent Tapestry Living Wall by Landscape Architect Alec Hawley

Florafelt Pro System Living Wall by landscape architect Alec Hawley, San Francisco.

Landscape architect Alec Hawley explores a dynamic collection of succulents for his own backyard living wall using the Florafelt Pro Vertical Garden System. Alec experimented with a wide variety of succulent species to identify the most successful for the environment.

Florafelt Pro System Living Wall by landscape architect Alec Hawley, San Francisco.

A year after planting, nearly all have thrived and a sweeping expanse of color and texture creates a dynamic and exciting landscape element.

Florafelt Pro System Living Wall by landscape architect Alec Hawley, San Francisco.

A wide variety of species are artfully mixed together create delightful experience.

Florafelt Pro System Living Wall by landscape architect Alec Hawley, San Francisco.

The succulent garden is the focal point of the yard and provides a backdrop to the children’s play area. It’s an inspiring place to discover and learn.

Florafelt Pro System Living Wall by landscape architect Alec Hawley, San Francisco.