Urban Green Luxury Remodel

 

Luxury remodel in San Francisco’s Cole Valley gets a big dose of urban green. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters are used to fill the 30 foot tall window well with ferns. Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. created a living wall as a focal point for their luxury remodel located in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury area. Listed for $6M with Coldwell Banker here. http://bit.ly/2f9Al4O

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Real Estate Developer Joanna Wong describes her experience using the Florafelt Vertical Garden System to design and construct a 3 story plant wall to create verdant views where once there were walls.

Project Specs
– 16′ wide x 30′ tall
– 6 planters wide x 15 planters high
– Total 90 Florafelt 12-Pocket Planters
– Total 1080 Plants: 6 inch potted Mother Ferns, Maidenhair Ferns, Button Ferns, Blue Star Ferns
– Simple Drip-Irrigation at the top.
– Floor Drain at the bottom.

Conservatory of Flowers Vertical Garden

A dazzling array of exotic tropicals cover a wall at the entrance to San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

The vertical garden was donated by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters were hung from Unistrut members that were clamped to the building. Volunteers at the conservatory added exotic species of plants and also care for the vertical garden.

 

Florafelt Vertical Garden. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.
Florafelt Vertical Garden. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

After 6 months, nearly 2/3rds of the pockets have been filled, and the plants have shown significant growth . The planters are hung from steel struts by s-hooks and are watered and fed by a digital hose timer and pressure feeder.

Florafelt Vertical Garden. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.
Florafelt Vertical Garden. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

The Vertical garden is located in the front entrance, and offers visitors a welcome bursting with color and intrigue.

Florafelt Vertical Garden. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.
Florafelt Vertical Garden. S.F. Conservatory of Flowers.

Population Hair Salon Vertical Jungle

Experience plants at this hair salon’s vertical garden washing station. Brian of Population Hair Salon in San Francisco’s hip NOPA district asked Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls to create a plant wall for his new salon. Florafelt planters were filled with a jungle of tropical plants. Big roots have emerged from the garden showing maturity.

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Conservatory Of Flowers New Vertical Garden

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, one of San Francisco’s cultural and historical gems, now boasts a huge vertical garden from Plants On Walls.  The new feature welcomes visitors as they step into this Victorian masterpiece and gives them a thrilling preview of the wonders that await inside.  The 360-pocket living wall will house exotic species grown at this famed location, as well as donated plants. Plants On Walls provided 32 Florafelt living wall planters mounted to a galvanized steel frame. The permanent installation will be  used to highlight special exhibits as well as seasonal attractions.  You can visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

Guadalupe Cota, Senior Nursery Specialist, donated the first plants into the wall. The Florafelt Vertical Garden system gave her the flexibility to slowly build the perfect garden according to availability and design.

Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.
Guadalupe Cota. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.
Guadalupe Cota. San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.

Vertical Green Urban Impact

A small corner of downtown San Francisco now boasts of foliage density that rivals the rain forest!  A new vertical garden by Plans on Walls makes a bold green statement, while offering workers a contemplative spot of nature.  Among the industrial architecture of daily office life, this vertical garden brings not only calm repose of the mind, but a surprising shot of organic vitality, thanks to the forward-thinking vision of CBRE for its new entrance.  Its beauty is available to everyone at 100 Pine Street in San Francisco.

Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Office Towers, San Francisco. Florafelt System.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Office Towers, San Francisco. Florafelt System.

Plants On Walls Installs: At the CBRE Tower, Downtown San Francisco

Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls completed a stunning 100 square foot living wall, tucked beneath CBRE’s corporate towers at 100 Pine Street in downtown San Francisco. The massive wall uses 240 plants as the finishing touch on a redesign of the company’s street signage, bringing a distinctive, eco-friendly flair to the entrance.

Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.

Chris directed a team of installers from Cachina Landcape Management to arrange the ficus decora (rubber-tree), birdsnest fern, mother fern, and bear-paw fern on the stainless steel-framed Florafelt vertical planter system, installed by R.N.Feild Construction.

The frame collects water at the base, which drains into the planter below. The wall is irrigated with a 1/4″ soaker hose tucked into the top row of pockets, so that water wicks down the inside layer to the bottom tray. The plants draw water from the moist back layer and the roots will grow into the felt permanantly, locking themselves into the internal felt layers.

Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.

 

The visual design is intended to create the feeling of a view into nature. The birdnest ferns hover in the upper region to create a tree-like canopy as they grow, and recessed lighting from above will give them an ethereal glow. Below, horizontal columns of ficus decora create the impression of tree trunks, and will drop long roots to the ground. The bear-paw and mother fern frame the other imagry to create a jungle-scape of shade loving ferns.

Special thanks to Alan Trinh, Asst. Real Estate Manager, CBRE and his vision for a greener downtown San Francisco.

Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.
Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls. CBRE Installation. Florafelt Vertical Garden.