Vertical Vegetable Garden Rises in Style

June 25, 2010 by

Vertical gardening is on the rise. French designer, Germain Bourré, has created a stunning green wall solution with his Etagères Potagères, a vegetable garden system composed of stacking coated steel shelving modules that offers great placement and design flexibility for small urban gardens.

Behind the modules, a bed of soil common to all the shelves, allows the plants to develop a large root system and water flows from top to bottom.

The sky’s the limit for these fully waterproof meter-wide (about 3 feet) modules as they can connect to any height, outdoors or indoors.

Vertical gardens are popular with apartment dwellers who have limited space as they don’t take up much floor area and can easily be moved, of special interest to renters.

Bourré exhibited in January at Jardins Jardin, the annual Paris event showcasing innovative and contemporary talent in the urban garden and exterior design sphere.

9 Comments »

  1. Victoria Lyon said:

    I want one in my suburban garden as it would be so much easier to manage ..no bending and weeding!

    — June 26, 2010 @ 08:22

  2. Teri said:

    These look fantastic, but I think that in a hot summer the plants would fry.

    — June 27, 2010 @ 02:00

  3. emi said:

    i’d love to have something like this, looks sturdy- i have issues with pots blowing over on my balcony.

    — June 27, 2010 @ 18:58

  4. Deborah said:

    Gorgeous! Looks very expensive, but I’d worry about how hot the metal would get in direct sunlight.

    — June 28, 2010 @ 01:24

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    Me fascinaron…!!! . Soy paisajista y cada vez mas personas viven en departamentos y solo cuentan con pequeñas terrazas…., son una maravillosa solucion para poder disfrutar de la naturaleza, un gran aprendizaje para niños y podemos cultivar vegetales en un espacio minimo

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