The Wallflower vertical garden is a modular planter system that has been designed to enable city dwellers to grow their own organic vegetables and other plants on sunny walls where ground space is limited. The system was designed by one of my favorite Cape Town designers, Haldane Martin — the mastermind behind the Fiela Feather Lamp and whose home we featured a while back: House Tour: Haldane's White Nest.The nested fractal pattern is made of three sizes of wall-mounted containers that integrates hexagonal trellising and a branching, drip irrigation system. The planters are made from recycled roto-moulded polyethylene plastic and the mounting hardware is made from galvanized and powder coated mild steel.
The house on the rendered image is the award winning community housing project designed by Luyanda Mpahlwa, for more info see the Treehugger article.
Haldane will be revealing the first working prototypes of Wallflower vertical garden on Salon PrivEacute; at Design Indaba Expo 2011, and is planning to fund the tooling up for the project using Kickstarter, an innovative funding platform for creatives. We will keep you posted!