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At three stories tall, this "vertical vegetation garden wall" is part of a home in Mexico City designed by the Paul Cremoux Studio. The wall was designed to provide temperature and humidity control by acting as an outdoor light curtain.
This verdant bathroom was completed by Síol Studios for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.
Designed by Debora Carl Landscape Design for a home in Encinitas, California, this living wall is part of a 1.5-acre garden full of plants found in Mediterranean climates, which provide color, texture and interest for the space.
Living Gardens Landscape Design renovated the garden of this 1950s beach bungalow in San Clemente, California, to give the homeowners a contemporary outdoor space. The garden is designed to be low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable.
Landscape design company JKT Associates reimagined this private garden in Los Altos Hills, California, as a space for entertaining that could be enjoyed all year round.
This vertical garden was chosen to give the homeowners more room for outdoor dining, according to designer Debra McQuin of McQuin Partnership Interior Design, as well as to increase privacy by blocking the view from the apartment building behind the home.
10 homes with incredible vertical gardens


It's time to think outside the flower box.

For many homeowners, a love of the outdoors clashes with the realities of small spaces. How do you plant a garden when you hardly have the space for your barbecue grill, let alone that patio set you've been dreaming about? The answer for many homeowners is simple: Move the garden on up.

Vertical gardens give homeowners the luxury of having their own plants while maximizing the space they have for entertaining, relaxing and cooking out. Some make interesting living art pieces, while others provide an extra level of privacy from nearby neighbors.

A well-placed vertical garden could also give your house an especially unique curb appeal that sets it apart from every other house on the block.

Many vertical gardens are stocked with succulents and other low-maintenance plants that are easy to care for and help keep water bills low. Others are planted with built-in irrigation systems that can be programmed to care for a homeowner's garden even when they can't.

Whether they use small focal pieces full of succulents or a three-story wall designed to control temperature and light, these 10 homes and their amazing vertical gardens are sure to inspire.



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