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Paris Wanderlust: Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens

How does Paris render the blank slate of a wall more inviting? By either painting a mural or planting a garden on the vertical space.

An urban oasis

Below is the Oasis of Aboukir Street, brainchild of botanist Patrick Blanc:

L’Oasis d’Aboukir (2e)

This popular experiment in the greening of Paris is also a model of biodiversity, with 237 species of plants.

The staircase garden of Place Benjamin Fondane:

Escalier végétalisé of Place Benjamin Fondane (5e)

In a niche in the staircase, a rare type of Wallace Fountain is affixed to the wall instead of free-standing:

Vertical garden seen from Promenade Plantée

Next: Gardens for Poets

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