Greenwich Peninsula

Introduction to Vertical Gardening: Living Walls

Want to bring more green into your life, but don’t have a garden or balcony? Londoners have always been challenged to find creative ways to use their outdoor (and indoor) living areas. But small space can still mean big impact- trends in vertical gardening are finding all sorts of creative ways to build living walls and grow plants in small spaces.

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, 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.

Participants will also be able to practice designing and planting a section of a living wall.

No previous experience is required.

This event is free, however there is a suggested donation of £15, Concessions £5, here.

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 and lectures at Ravensbourne College.