This Living Wall Attracts Butterflies & Bears Strawberries

 - Jun 5, 2015
References: one-worlddesign & gizmag
This living wall, installed along the sides of a new multistory parking structure at the headquarters of the UK's National Grid located just outside of Warwick, is claimed to be the largest in Europe. This living wall measures over 1 square kilometer and comprises around 97,000 plants.

The plants are drawn from over 20 species that are largely native. Most are evergreen, and so can provide year-round coverage. The plants each provide different benefits. For example, mentha mint helps keep wasps away, Pagei attracts butterflies while others provide protection for birds. There are also plants that bear fruit including strawberries.

This living wall is easy on the eye and good for the environment, and makes the UK National Grid building's parking garage look like a piece of eco-paradise.