Garden Gallery: Amsterdam Vertical Garden

How into vertical gardens are you?  Really?   I can’t personally decide.  On a commercial level I am way into them…I love to find them in shops and restaurants and surprisingly up a wall in the middle of a city.   But in my own home I am quite undecided.  I just can’t imagine one anywhere in my home.  Have you tried a vertical garden in your house?  I am curious what inspired you to go for it and I would love to know what your grow?


Regardless of my in-home garden ambivalence for the vertical –I do love the surprise and excitement that a vertical garden scheme can create in the most unlikely of places.  Like in this case….the garden that makes a giant grove of trees to distract from the boarded up office building.  I hope that once the building is renovated they find a way to evolve the trees into something else.

And do please dish about your personal vertical garden experiences.



Vertical Garden in Rotterdam in the Netherlands found via inhabitat


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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. JP on October 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I don’t have a use for them either. I just saw a bunch of woolly pockets at 75% off this weekend (actually affordable that way), but couldn’t think of any use for them at home.

    • rochelle on October 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      JP — I do think I might have tried a few wooly pockets as a substitute for window boxes (if I saw them for 75% off). I have this idea in my mind that they might work very well in this type of application.

  2. redbrickbuilding on October 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I love the idea of maximizing plant life indoors by going vertical but in practice I find the vertical garden systems I’ve seen clunky and unstylish, especially speaking as someone whose aesthetic runs more towards antiques than towards modern design. Good idea, not-so-good execution. If someone were able to make the mechanics of the systems more lovely, I think they’d be on to something.

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