Urban Herb Wall Garden

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I am pleased to introduce you to an interesting site called living wall art.  Gavin who maintains this site chronicles all sorts of vertical planting wall installations, tools, ideas and materials.   I particularly like this one called the “Urb Garden” .   It was designed my Xavier Calluaud and though it is not yet available to buy, I think it will be very appealing for city gardeners when it hits the market.  It employs drip watering, worms and compost to provide fresh edible plants.

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urb garden urban herb garden wall garden vertical garden

It’s made from HDPE which is easily recycled and fully weather resistant. Food scraps are placed into the worm farm which produces liquid fertilizer. Water is then added to the fertilizer and the liquid is pumped up to a holding tank.  From there it drips down through the growing pods and drains back to the tank to be recycled through the system. The potting mix can be refreshed with castings from the worm farm before replanting. So clever!

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I am so excited to see such interest in product development for urban gardeners.  And this design actually lends itself quite well to an interesting modern garden don’t you think? A whole wall of them would be very attractive.

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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. Matti on February 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Great design that you can pull them out for easier maintenance and changing out plants as needed.


  2. private on May 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Why are the plants so enclosed? like peeping out of rabbit cages. I wonder if this enables a broader or different variety of plants than planting in felt pockets or pots hanging on a grid. I wonder if you could build a living wall with old mattress bedsprings.

    • rochelle on May 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

      hmmm….that is an interesting idea…could be cool — the trick being to make it look chic and not like a piece of junk….

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