Though new construction typically means a loss of green space, there is an increasing trend toward implementing green systems inside buildings. Green walls - also known as living walls, plant walls, bio walls or vertical gardens - offer plenty of benefits when planted indoors.

While the trend has only recently gained much traction, vertical gardens date back to 1938 when American landscape architect and professor Stanley Hart White patented an idea calling for the first known vertical garden. White’s patent for the Vegetation-Bearing Architectonic Structure and System described a method “for producing an architectonic…