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Extreme Horticulture

Published In: Horticultural News Created Date: 2013-03-09 Comment: 0

Extreme Horticulture


"It's very similar to other types of gardening, except here you're hanging thirty floors in the air sometimes" - Andrew Wands, vertical gardener

Soaring above Sydney a group of extreme horticulturalists have taken it upon themselves to maintain the 32 storey's worth of 'hanging garden'. A dangerous task that requires the workers to hang on the outside of the building via the use of a building management unit.

The irrigation of the seven kilometres of planter boxes and green walls at One Central Park is controlled by four pumps concealed in room deep in a basement level. They are the heartbeat of the garden. Each of the green walls has an irrigation dripper every four metres.

Read the full story by Ann Jones here

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