Longwood Gardens' Green Wall

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Longwood's green wall, designed by British landscape architect Kim Wilkie, is 14 feet tall and encompasses a surface area of over 4,000 square feet (372 square m) down a long, curving corridor. It features a paneled wall system, constructed of 3600 interlocking stainless, 12" x12" (30 x 30 cm) steel panels, to support about 47,000 plants. Each panel is filled with a soil-less mat made of composted bark and coconut fiber. 13 small plant plugs are planted in each panel and are watered by a drip irrigation system.

Below are some of the ferns and foliage plants that you will see in the wall.

Aeschynanthus radicans (Lipstick-plant)

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Chlorophytum comosum (Spider-plant)

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Adiantum capillus-veneris (Southern Maidenhair Fern)

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Asplenium antiquum 'Victoria' (Japanese Bird's-nest Fern)

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Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum' (Japanese Holly Fern)

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Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis' (Boston Fern)

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Philodendron hederaceum (Heart-leaf Philodendron)

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Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Star' (Hare's-foot Fern)

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Pteris cretica var. albolineata (White-lined Cretan-brake)

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1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348