Vertical Garden Design’s latest project is a 113 square meter vertical garden in Espaço Espelho d'Água - a new restaurant/gallery/concert venue located next to the river in Belem, Lisbon. The garden wraps around the four walls of a kitchen inserted in the open space of the renovated '40s pavilion. Several windows cut through the lush surface, providing views from one side of the building to the other.
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The side facing the bar is planted with varieties of Rhipsalis, Ficus, Begonia and Streptocarpus, creating a compact patchwork together with some flowers and colorful leaves. With more space available, the opposite wall is characterized by different aroids, some that are large growing and in a year or two will get impressive leaves. Also a couple of other plants, like the corner placed ferns, will reach a mature, cascading shape over time.
The shorter sides have doors to access the kitchen. One side is planted with many dark-leaved Alocasia and Anthrium plants, creating an unusual coloration, and the other hosts some singular plants that will develop strong character as they grow.