Helen Morgan

Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

by , 05/10/12

Asensio Mah, harvard design school, canada blooms garden show, garden design, micro gardens, modular gardens, sustainable deisgn, green garden design

Ascensio Mah recently teamed up with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to create this beautiful twisting planter embedded with a series of miniature gardens. Showcased at this year’s Canada Blooms garden show, the rippling design unfolds to reveal “garden parcels” that invite visitors to take a closer look.

Asensio Mah, harvard design school, canada blooms garden show, garden design, micro gardens, modular gardens, sustainable deisgn, green garden design

The modular garden was designed to be temporary and consists of 190 individual boxes that can be disassembled and reorganized into different formations. The designers say that by using multiple surfaces different microclimates can be created, encouraging a variety of plant types to flourish. At the Toronto show spaces were created in between each layer of the garden to provide secluded shady patches for moss to thrive.

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Images courtesy of Asensio Mah

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