Many big cities share the same characteristic of tight lots and side yards with little room to grow plants and unsightly views of neighboring homes as close as a few feet away. In the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, we found this amazingly graphic and clever solution - a vertical garden that changes with the seasons...
Taking inspiration from the vertical gardens of Patrick Blanc, this house has a formal style gridded pattern on the long south facing wall using modular containers. The garden has been designed so that the pattern will remain the same throughout the year, but the plants will change with the seasons, thus the garden will be ever evolving.
After the first year of establishment the garden will need very little maintenance, it looks great and provides a super cool green space for an urban lot.
(Images: Rachel Wray)