Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2017

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46 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The green wall was built using the VGM Modular Living Wall System (Tournesol Siteworks). Recycled plastic planting modules attach to stainless steel hanging rails. Each module includes four hanging brackets and growing media, and is 19 inches wide by 22 inches tall. "This garden is only about 13 acres, so we don't have a lot of big floral displays like you see at other gardens. So, we thought instead of horizontal, let's go vertical," said garden director Paul Soniat. City Park switched the garden's entrance to directly across from the Woldenberg / Goldring Great Lawn on Victory Avenue. The sculptural wall is the starting point for two new main pathways. The wall has a L-shaped design. The long leg of the L is 74', and the shorter leg 31'. Each leg along the walkway has a portal. The larger portal stands 10' x 10'; the smaller portal is 8.5' x 10' tall. The green wall expands over the portals, reaching up to 12' at its highest. CARBO Landscape Architecture in Baton Rouge, La., designed the wall. "We wanted to provide a feature that made a statement and drew visitors through the Arrival Garden, and that's where idea for the portals and varying wall heights originated," said Zach Broussard, ASLA, a landscape architect and project manager at CARBO. "We THE STRUCTURAL DESIGN IS EYE-OPENING . . . - Zach Broussard, PLA, ASLA The new Arrival Garden and Event Court at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park features a 1,000 sq. ft. green wall. Construction began in May 2016, with products supplied by Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply. The green wall debuted September 30.

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