November 6


13:00 - 14:30

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Urban Growth Learning Gardens

Introduction to Vertical Gardening: Living Walls

Want to bring more green into your life, but don’t have a garden or balcony?

Nina Simoes, vertical garden consultant and designer, is on a mission to encourage people to grow whatever they want in any small space they have.

In this introduction to vertical gardening you will learn what’s possible in even the smallest of urban spaces. You’ll learn about the different systems available on the market, ideas for design, the principles of creating and caring for a basic living wall system and which plants are best for beginners to try, both ornamental and edible.

You’ll discover the right system for your space and receive a complementary list including the top 10 plants for a living wall.

No previous experience is required.

Nina is a vertical garden consultant and designer. She believes passionately in the power of nature to transform private and urban spaces. She began to design, plant and maintain vertical gardens countrywide in 2016 and since then continues to deepen her expertise in the inspiring world of green walls. Nina works for Meristem Design, an award-winning company creating bespoke green solutions. Beyond her design work, Nina also manages and supervises 21 living walls located in private residences, public spaces and schools in Central London. Her most recent walls were designed for Chelsea Flower Show, Chatsworth, Hampton Court Show and Louis Vuitton at Cannes. She has previously worked for advertising agencies and produced and directed environmental documentaries for Channel 4, BBC and Development Agencies. She holds a PhD on Interactive Media at UAL.

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