The people of Bengaluru are sick of the concrete jungle and are looking for more green in their lives. Their only option: vertical gardens.
Story so far: With the population of Bengaluru steadily on the rise, there isn’t much space for sprawling fields in the city. Thus, Bengalureans have started creating vertical gardens. Not only do these green spaces look nice, but they also help make living here a lot more bearable.
- According to architect D Suresh Kumar, a major advantage of these green walls is temperature control. It keeps things cool during summers and holds on to heat in the winters.
- They also help with noise reduction and the circulation of fresh air in tight areas.
History approves: Vertical gardens aren’t a new phenomenon. For example, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is a vertical garden that is said to have existed in the sixth century BC. In fact, the first vertical gardens date back to 3000 BCE in the Mediterranean, where grapevines were commonly used.