How does a living wall work?

Living walls or green walls are vertical gardens that are affixed to the exterior or interior of a structure and irrigate themselves. In contrast to green facades (such as ivy walls), potted plants are inserted directly into Wonderwall’s planter set pockets. The plants obtain water and nutrients from the vertical support rather than the soil in the ground.

Our living wall system is unlike those already available on the market. It closely resembles nature and allows plants to reach their maximum growth potential without restriction. Our method allows flowering succulents, evergreens, alpines, perennials, gorgeous foliage plants, ground covers, delicacies, medicinal herbs, and botanicals, among many other plant types.

The components of our living wall kits include wooden battens, planter sets, and all necessary fasteners so you have everything you need to get started.

What's in our kits

Planter sets

Made from 99% recycled material. Each set houses three 1L potted plants.

Wooden battens

FSC-certified battens are treated. They are not needed on every surface.

Water plugs

Plugs are used to stop water flow within the living wall itself, above paving, or inside.

Fixings

Basic planter set and batten fittings. Other methods are cable ties for wire fences.

Manual

Each kit includes an installation manual to help you safely install your Wonderwall.

How to install Wonderwall

This system can be install in any formation and it is modular

Step one

Fix battens to surface area.

Step two

Fix planter set to bottom batten. Stack three planter sets and attach to a batten above. Repeat till desired area is covered.

Step three

Water from the top planter set till all planter set reservoirs below are full (water will cascade down).

Get creative

Drop in 1L potted plants into each planter set pocket (each one has three).

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Kit size scalability video guide

Watching the video below will give you a visual idea of how big our kits are. Common house bricks, which are 65 mm tall, are used as a ratio reference.

Wonderwall can be put up in any way; it doesn’t have to look like the video. It is modular. It can be added to at any stage. Our large kit can be used for multiple projects or shared.

Living wall benefits are abundant

You

Filters VOCs and dust. Benefits mental wellbeing. Reduces anxiety. Strengthens concentration. Improves health.

Your home

Increases property value. Buffers rainwater runoff. Extends fascia lifespan. Helps meet planning criteria. Insulates and cools.

Living Wall Bug Houses

Biodiversity

Promotes biodiversity. Restores habitats and nests. Feeds birds and pollinators to help them survive. Grows eco-friendly edibles.

Our environment

Carbon emissions offset. Reduces storm water runoff. Makes urban microclimates. Lowers energy costs and urban heat effect.

Our mission

To transform grey into green in order for everyone to be able to breathe clean air and live happy, healthy lives.

Sustainability

Priority is given to our approach to ethical sourcing. Core parts made from 99% recycled and FSC materials.

We care

Smiles are our specialty. Contact us if you’re displeased with your purchase. If you don’t say, we can’t help.

FREE shipping

FREE UK mainland only. International quotations available. DHL 3-5-day tracked shipping service.

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FAQs

Which plants are best for an all year round green wall?

Hardy perennials are best for an evergreen living wall. Succulents, alpines, edibles, houseplants, seasonals, and others are suitable. But keep in mind, only choose plants that are right for their environment.

Can I add another sized kit to this kit after I have installed it?

Yes. Due to the modular nature of this kit, you can start small and expand at any stage. The more planter sets you add, the bigger your impact on climate change and biodiversity will be.

How do I calculate what size of living wall kit to order?

Length x height of your vertical surface will determine the size and quantity of required.

Example: You have a fence that measures 5m x 2m = 10m2

For large project, our 2.3m2 kits are the most cost-effective kit to purchase.

What is provided in each kit box?

Each living wall kit has planters, battens, water plugs, and fixings. Depending on the surface, you will require simple tools. Our kits do not include plants or plant pots.

  • Starter kit: 4 planter sets, 2 battens, 2 water plugs and fixings
  • 1m2 kit: 14 planter sets, 6 battens, 4 water plugs and fixings
  • 2.3m2 kit: 32 planter sets, 16 battens, 16 water plugs and fixings

Best watering methods for the living wall?

You can water it by hand with a watering can or hose from each planter set on the top row, and the water will flow to the bottom. Or put in a micro drip kit for timed water doses.

Note: Planter set reservoirs should not always be filled with water. During the warmer months, once a week is enough, and during the cooler months, even longer. If the soil feels dry, give it a dose.

How do I plant a Wonderwall?

Please do not plant directly into a planter. If you were to do this, the filters will block the irrigation system which may result in plants drowning or dying of thirst. The great thing about using potted plants in our system is you can change a planting scheme by simply removing a pot and relocating to another location, or take them indoors to harvest. We recommend using 11-13cm diameter x 10cm(H) or 1L potted plants, a standard garden centre sized pot.

What size of potted plants or plant pots do I need?

Dimension for each plant pot is 11-13cm or 1 litre. Please ensure they have drainage holes in the bottom to take on water.

Want to culture your own plants? Garden Futures sell the perfect sized pot on their website. Size option: 1L (13cm) https://www.futuregarden.co.uk/round-pots 

What size are the wooden battens?

The size of the wooden battens supplied in our Wonderwall kit is: 46cm (L) x 2.5cm x (H) 5cm (D). They are 2cm shorter than the planter.

What size is a single Wonderwall planter set (3-pockets)?

Planter dimension is 48cm(L) x 18.5cm(W) x 16cm(H). When one is stacked on top the planter dimension changes slightly to 48cm(L) x 18.5cm(W) x 13.5cm(H).

How do I protect seasonal plants during winter?

To protect your plants that are susceptible to frost (less hardy), we recommend you cover your plants using a ‘garden fleece’. Using a garden fleece can help provide protection in a number of ways: Frost and winter protection, wind resistant and adverse weather conditions such as hail, rain, heavy winds etc, raises temperatures and humidity under the cover, and protection from birds and insects. To purchase a garden fleece, you could either search online or visit your local garden centre.

Who will deliver my order and when will I receive it?

Our standard delivery is 3-5 working days and we use DHL. You will be provided with a tracking number so you can manage your own delivery day and time (subject to DHL’s terms and conditions).

What are water plugs used for?

The black water plugs are for instances when you want to block off waterflow (bottom row of planters) if your Wonderwall is located over a paved area, indoors for example. If your Wonderwall is located over soil, you will not need to use the water plugs.