Here are some frequently asked questions from our previous customers.

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General Questions

What are living walls?

Living walls are vertical plant support systems. They’re fixed to walls and planted up to give the impression of a wall of plants. They can be indoor, using houseplants, or outdoor, using garden plants. Some living walls come with built-in irrigation systems, decorative lighting and regular maintenance.

What are the benefits of living walls?

Living walls look beautiful, improve wellbeing and make intelligent use of space. They add plants without clutter and create artistic feature walls. Research suggests that indoor plants may lower blood pressure and heart rate and improve our healing ability.

Can living walls be fitted to any interior wall?

Your wall will need to be sturdy enough to carry the weight of the support structure, plant containers, plants and compost. If you’re unsure, we can easily check your wall and reinforce it if needed. Get in touch for more information. 

Why are Growing Walls’ living wall systems special?

Competing living wall systems are off-the-shelf DIY products. You build and plant them yourself in line with a standard design. Growing Walls are different. Your wall is designed just for you, to suit your unique style, then fitted in your home by our team of experts.

Are Growing Walls living wall systems sustainable?

We make every effort to ensure Growing Walls are as sustainable as possible. Our plant containers are 100% recycled plastic and our compost is 100% peat-free

What are the benefits of plant displays?

Plants create an inviting outdoor atmosphere ‘indoors’, while also improving both the physical and emotional wellbeing of the space users. In the workplace, plants minimise harmful toxins that are released by office equipment. They also enhance air quality and humidity, reduce noise, and
improve privacy.

Buying Questions

How much do interior living walls cost?

The price of your living wall depends on size, lighting and irrigation options. Our Growing Walls start from £2,500 with built-in lighting and irrigation.

How do you fit my interior living wall?

Growing Walls are built by our expert team inside your home. We build support structures onto your wall, fit irrigation piping, and arrange plants and lighting to create a stunning display. 

How do I order a Growing Wall?

That’s simple! Visit our online calculator to customise your wall, then check out. Once we’ve received your payment, we’ll be in touch to begin designing your Growing Wall.

What type of plant displays could I hire or buy?

Growing Walls offers a stunning array of beautiful plants from hardy perennials, flowing ferns, lush grasses, exotic succulents to colourful tropical plants – or an eclectic combination that are suitable for desktop, hanging, pot or partition display. Contact us today, to discuss your plant display dreams.

Customisation Questions

Can I customise my interior living wall system?

Yes! Your interior living wall can be customised with automatic irrigation, ornamental lighting, regular maintenance and plant choices. You can also choose its size, frame colour and design style to suit your individual tastes. There’s virtually nothing you can’t customise, in fact!

Which plants can I choose for my indoor living wall?

Almost any houseplant! From monkey masks to moth orchids to prayer plants – check out our plant choices for inspiration. We’ll consider growing conditions during the design phase to ensure your plants will be happy in your chosen spot.

Can I have a living wall irrigation system installed?

Our irrigation systems are plumbed into your mains water supply. This means they need a nearby water pipe. If you’re unsure where your pipes are, we can investigate for you during the design phase.

Can I choose the style of my living wall?

Absolutely. Want a jungly look? We’ll use exotic plants and trailing vines. Want a refined look? We’ll choose prim foliage and compact flowers. Tell us your dream and we’ll create it for you.

What are the best plants for living walls?

The best plant choices for your living wall depend on (i) light, (ii) temperature, (iii) humidity, and (iv) your desired look. Orchids need bright indirect light and humidity, so would be great in a bright, steamy bathroom with frosted windows. But string of pearls plants need direct sun and dry air. So they’d be better in a sunny living room.

Plant texture, colour and size are also important. Trailing plants and spiky foliage create overflowing looks, while compact, neat plants are better for streamlined effects. Want to know which plants would work best in your Growing Wall? Get in touch today!

How does the plant display service work?

Our process begins with a no-obligation consultation. We’ll explore your space and discuss ideas to create the perfect plant display for you. Your quote will be based on a hire or buy basis, and include a no-hassle maintenance option. Once you’ve chosen the ideal planting solution and maintenance plan, our installation team delivers and installs the lush greenery, with minimum disruption. An assigned technician will make regular, scheduled visits to ensure plants are watered, fed, and in perfect condition.

Maintenance Questions

Are living walls hard to maintain?

Living walls aren’t hard to maintain, but you’ll need to water, feed and prune plants to keep them at their best. So too, lighting and irrigation systems may need servicing from time to time. When we fit your Growing Wall, we’ll tell you how to care for it. Alternatively, if you’re in the East Sussex area, you can opt for our maintenance service and we’ll look after it for you!

When should I feed and water my plants?

It depends on your plants. Some like continually moist soil, others like to dry out. When we fit your wall, we’ll talk you through how to water your plants and check the moisture of your soil.

Plants will have enough food in the compost for the first 6-8 weeks. After this, top up with houseplant food, following the packaging instructions. For walls with built-in irrigation, you can add liquid plant food to water pipes for easy feeding.

Am I eligible for your living wall maintenance option?

If you live in Brighton and East Sussex, we can maintain your Growing Wall for you. We’re looking to roll this service out around the UK in future. Watch this space!

Do I need maintenance for hire plants?

Keeping your hire plants looking fresh and healthy does require maintenance. If you don’t have the time to keep them alive, we can do this for you. Our monthly subscription maintenance package takes care of everything  that plants  need to thrive. We’ll also issue a replacement, should any plant die.

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Growing Walls are a big addition to your life – we understand you might have some additional questions.
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Further Questions

I can’t keep plants alive, could I still have a Growing Wall?

This is the perfect planting solution for the person who can’t keep a plant alive. It needs only 12 times a year to water the plants. Easy to care and maintain.

I wouldn't know what plants to select, would I receive help?

We have experts to help you make plant choices that meet your needs. We will guide you which plants would work best in your Growing Wall.

Will it require a lot of on-going hard work to be kept alive? I have neither the knowledge nor the time.

Once installed the effort to maintain the wall is minimal, so perfect for the time poor, amateur gardener. Alternatively, you can opt for our maintenance service and we’ll look after it for you!

Can it be replanted if a plant dies?

Yes! It is easy to repent your plant if it dies. Simply remove dead plant from it’s pot, add new potting mix and new plant in the place. Water and enjoy.

More Maintenance Questions

Is installation going to be messy / create upheaval?

No! Our installation team takes extra care to make installation as clean and tidy as possible.

Isn't it cheaper and easier to get a wall that uses artificial plants? Won't it look just as good?

There are many advantages to having real plants. It reduces stress levels, produces therapeutic effects, helps recover from sickness, boosts productivity, improves air quality, and provides allergy relief for some plant owners.

Do plants need to be next or close to a window?

Sufficient light is important to growing healthy plants. However, supplemental lighting can make up for a lack of natural sunlight. Why not read our lighting option for more information?

How do I start designing my Growing Wall?

We are happy to work with you to design a perfect Growing Wall for you. Whether you’re an interior designer, architect, a business owner or looking to enhance your home, we are ready to work hard to create your own living wall.