Living Privacy Screens @ Trellis Condominium Terrace, San Diego

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Courtyard planters at the Trellis Terrace condominiums, San Diego
Courtyard planters at the Trellis Terrace condominiums, San Diego

The Trellis is a condominium building in the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. At the corner of 5th and K Streets, it’s convenient to Petco Ballpark, as well as the eating and shopping downtown (and next to the Hard Rock Hotel). We were pleased when Architectural Landscapes (led by Renae Wenzig) specified our lightweight pots, 3D trellis, and container irrigation systems for the upgraded terraces there. It shows how well the products across our various lines integrate together.

Large Urban Collection pots frame a planter screen
Large Urban Collection pots frame a planter screen

The builder on the project, Nautilus General Contractors, does a wide range of work throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. One of their specialties is multi-family housing. They were pleased enough with the work to have us provide pots and site furnishings for several projects since then.

Large Urban Collection US-6000 hold massive trees
Large Urban Collection US-6000 hold massive trees

The project uses our Urban Collection round FRP pots as character pieces through out the terrace, and our Wilshire Collection 24″w x 24″h FRP rectangles teamed with the VertiGreen 3D trellis to define the borders of patios at terrace level.

Wilshire Rectangles and VertiGreen trellis create private patio areas
Wilshire Rectangles and VertiGreen trellis create private patio areas

The combination of planter + trellis has become one of our most popular products – in fact, we’re in the process of creating solutions that make it even easier to specify and install. The VertiGreen trellises here were our standard 72″x48″ with continuous edge trim on the short sides. That, paired with our VTGS trellis brackets and 24″h planter, made for a 78″h screen.  The plants have just been trained onto the trellis – it won’t take long for them to turn into living privacy screens!

The trellis panels were cut down around patio gates
The trellis panels were cut down around patio gates

To blend in with the height of the gates on certain screens, some trellis panels were cut down to 72″ x 24″. Again, the short side was covered with the continuous edge, and the top left standard. Our CWM Modular self-watering container irrigation systems were installed in all the pots around the project to minimize the long-term maintenance for the HOA.

The color on the rectangles is standard "Shadow", the round pots is a custom match
The color on the rectangles is standard “Shadow”, the round pots is a custom match – to match a Davis concrete accent color!

Our favorite projects are ones where a designer is able to integrate several of our product lines to complete their vision.  We aim to make our products integrate well together, and this project is as good an endorsement as we can get!

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