Surviving the cold

Posted on Tuesday 18 July, 2017

SemperGreenwall in Warsaw, PolandYes! Outdoor green walls can thrive, even in climates like Chicago,Toronto, or Montreal! How? Maintaining an outdoor vertical garden or green wall is much more challenging than maintaining an indoor green wall. Especially when they are exposed to extreme circumstances, like very cold winters, or winters with lots of temperature swings. Many outdoor green walls have failed under such difficult, if not seemingly impossible, circumstances. The SemperGreenwall definitely is one that can survive. We guarantee it.

Remarkable example: Warsaw, Poland

A remarkable example of an outdoor living wall in a cold climate is a project installed in 2013 at the headquarters of the Foundation of Polish Science (FNP) in Warsaw, Poland. The climatic circumstances here are similar to those of Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. The vertical garden in Warsaw covers 2,560 square feet and is part of the redevelopment of an apartment building from the 1930s into a modern office building. 

Extremely challenging conditions

Indeed, it is extremely challenging to develop a system that would work in such a very tough climate. When a green wall system does not ensure minimum plant requirements carefully, plants will suffer from cold damage, and most likely die. Choosing the right plants is critical or plants will not survive. Needless to say, we didn’t get here without making some big mistakes in the prior 10 years. We learned a lot what to do, and what not to do, but Poland is a perfect example and 100% proof we can succeed.

Still thriving after four winters

This Warsaw wall plant selection was carefully chosen in combination with an intelligent Plant Care System that together are the key success factors to make sure that the plant roots are protected from exposure to the changing and harsh weather conditions in northern climates, with year round care 24/7/365. The project in Warsaw is proof that our system really excels in this field. The beautiful living wall has already survived four winters and is still thriving. And we can do the same for you. Just give us a call.

Intelligent Plant Care SystemPlant design customized to climate

Full warranty for all climates

Based on our experience we can offer a full warranty to our customers. A SemperGreenwall is the best choice if you are looking for a green wall that not only can survive in a cold climate, but also stays in perfect shape, all year round.

SemperGreenwall Warsaw, Poland, september 2016

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SemperGreenwall Warsaw, Poland, june 2017

June 2017