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The Age Of Nature

By |2021-01-14T13:06:17+13:00January 14th, 2021|Blog|

The Industrial Age and Information Age are finally being replaced with a last call to humanity, the Age of Nature.   Whether we chose to act swiftly or delay, will determine the fate of our history. Some say it is too late already. Human optimism, determination and ingenuity are our only weapons now. For [...]

Deep Ecology for the 21st Century – the need for a new school of ethics

By |2020-07-22T10:31:38+12:00July 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Having just read Deep Ecology for the 21st Century - edited by George Sessions, I thought I would share a couple of items that jumped out at me. "To achieve a viable human-earth community, a new legal system must take as its primary task, to articulate the conditions for the integral functioning of the [...]

Worlds largest soil based vertical garden goes up on Auckland waterfront

By |2020-05-28T13:22:01+12:00May 3rd, 2020|Latest News|

Hanging Gardens of New Zealand was awarded the Ports of Auckland contract for the installation of the largest vertical garden of its kind in the world, on the new car-handling building on Auckland’s waterfront. Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “This vertical garden  is one of the design features of this new [...]

Hanging Gardens – Helping the planet and the people

By |2020-04-05T12:34:32+12:00April 5th, 2020|Blog|

From our very beginning 8 years ago, Hanging Gardens has focused on how we can create sustainable and beautiful environments for the benefit of people and the planet.  We hope we can inspire you to do things differently! Hanging Gardens started 8 years ago when I could not find a single DIY vertical garden [...]

Future proof your building for the anthropogenic era

By |2019-04-27T13:44:50+12:00April 27th, 2019|Blog|

In this time of climate change and increasing urban challenges, governments around the world are increasing the legislation  regarding the addition of greenery in urban areas. Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase human connectivity to the natural environment Defined by Edward O. Wilson as the “the innate tendency [...]

Why vertical gardens fail

By |2019-04-27T12:49:27+12:00April 27th, 2019|Blog|

Plants are somewhat like dogs, they ask for very little and they reward you with endless enjoyment. Plants only need the smallest amount of attention if you give them the right amounts of water, light and food. But if you deprive plants of any of these three requirements for an extended period of time, [...]

How to plant a Hanging Garden

By |2019-04-11T09:29:11+12:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|

Hanging Gardens are remarkably easy to install and plant up. Our vertical hanging gardens are ideal for hanging over fences, walls and balconies to create instant vertical gardens. Each garden has three removable felt pockets for your plants. The felt pockets make planting very easy, they retain moisture for the plants and make Hanging [...]

Big World, Small Planet

By |2018-10-12T14:44:38+13:00October 12th, 2018|Blog|

Planetary Boundaries In 'Big World, Small Planet', Johan Rockstrom and Mattias Klum have encapsulated the shift from the comfortable Holocene age to the volatile Anthropocene age in a wonderful handbook for all those concerned about the future of humanity.  I urge all to read it. One fact the grabbed my attention is the statement [...]

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