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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why soil based vertical gardens work best

By |2019-04-27T12:52:59+12:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog|

In New Zealand, plants have evolved over millions of years to grow in tiny pockets of soil and many of our native plants simply grow in the trees. By replicating the natural environment and providing pockets of soil, Hanging Gardens provides great natural habitats for plants to grow in otherwise hostile environments. Using soil, [...]

Art or architecture?

By |2018-08-28T13:45:30+12:00August 28th, 2018|Blog|

Would you rather have an artist or an architect design your home? Having grown up in a family of artists and architects and lacking the required skills, I consoled myself with becoming a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. Thus I always thought the architect was the right choice to build [...]

Curing obesity by addressing human stress levels

By |2018-06-05T10:04:29+12:00June 4th, 2018|Blog|

Did you know that there is an incredibly close correlation between the rise of obesity around the globe and human stress levels over the past 60+ years? Stress is also closely linked to increased social media pressures. And if you did know that, did you know that exposing humans to greenery, quickly decreases stress [...]

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