I just returned from a relatively lackluster AIA conference in Miami. It was as hot and humid as you would expect June to be in South Florida, and it gave a lot of architects an excuse for not going to the conference. When I was leafing through the mail that had arrived while I was down there, I picked up Garden Design magazine, which in turn picked up my spirits.
The article featured Bravo Top Chef star Kevin Gillespie (left), a local Atlanta chef preparing food at the outdoor kitchen, and related why the ABG went for an edible wall in the first place. I wasn’t aware until I read the article that the entire edible garden was built in the place of a former parking lot.
A few weeks ago we published a post, “First Look at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Living Wall”. Those images were taken just as the wall was being installed. The entire area, the Edible Garden, is opening this coming Saturday, May 1st. Here are several more images of the Tournesol VGM system taken 4 weeks after installation (after the break).
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is at the forefront of the living wall movement. They used our TerraScreen® interior living wall for their spring orchid exhibition, entitled “Orchid Daze” The video above shows a short stroll though the main exhibition hall. More images and another video after the break.
We received the first images today of the VGM™ modules destined for the new edible garden section at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. We’re working with our distributor Sauls Nursery, who is doing all the hard work – assembling the modules, filling it with their proprietary soil blend, then planting plugs to the designer’s specifications. The finished product, designed by AECOM in Atlanta and Mesa Design Group in Dallas, will be installed by ValleyCrest Landscape later this spring. It will be approx. 52′ long x 8′ high, and will feature more than 4000 plants of 14 different species. More pictures after the break.