This amazing stretch of green admeasuring 6 metres in height and 210 metres in length is currently claiming the title of The Middle East’s Largest living green wall. Standing tall at the Dubai Wharf, it is located near the city’s famous and historic Creek.
Made using more than 80,000 plants, the vertical garden forms a leaf canopy area similar to approximately 200 trees. The real estate developer who built the wall states that the wall’s carbon offset is equivalent to 4.4 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Apart from the environmental benefits provided by the plants soaking up carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen, green areas such as this are said to have a calming effect on residents and visitors and, of course, the living wall makes an ideal backdrop for Instagram selfies.
The wall was made using geotextile grow bags filled with peat substrates enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. This allows for better root growth, irrigation and drainage – essential attributes for the UAE’s harsh summer climate.
Project Lead: Gover Horticulture