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The Ten Best Sun-loving Plants for a South-facing Garden

July 2, 2021 Tom Luck

Whether you have a south-facing garden or are looking to liven up your summer display, we have selected ten of the best sun-loving plants to choose from. A south-facing garden is, as the name suggests, a garden that faces south. This includes south-westerly and south-easterly and, since we’re also talking about vertical gardens, can refer […]

PlantBox to Exhibit at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

June 22, 2021 Tom Luck

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival will be the first major RHS Show in 2021, and we can’t wait! PlantBox will be exhibiting at the show and you can find our friendly, green-fingered team at stand HC356. Come and chat to our team and find out why PlantBox is transforming gardens across the UK. […]

How Plants Improve the Air we Breathe

June 17, 2021 Tom Luck

“Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues.” —www.cleanairday.org.uk  Plants […]

10 Easy Ways to Become an Eco-friendly Gardener with PlantBox

June 5, 2021 Tom Luck

Creating an eco-friendly garden is easier than you might think—you don’t even need a garden! Just because there isn’t room for a lawn, raised beds or potted plants, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a wall of living, breathing plants. PlantBox is the eco-friendly vertical garden that packs heaps of plants into the smallest […]

Top 5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

May 26, 2021 Tom Luck

Growing your own food is an excellent way to reduce food waste, support the environment and reap other benefits. There are lots of delicious fruits, veggies and herbs that make great home-grown crops, many of which are suitable for first-time growers. You also don’t need a huge amount of space—even an unused windowsill can be […]

How Nature Can Improve Your Mental Health

May 14, 2021 Tom Luck

“You should sit in nature for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re busy—then you should sit for an hour.”—old zen saying It’s no surprise millions of us turned to nature during the pandemic, whether it was taking daily walks or flexing those green-fingers for the very first time—and unearthing a new passion in the process! […]

PlantBox is a RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year 2021 Finalist

May 4, 2021 Kirstin Monk

We are thrilled to announce PlantBox is a RHS Chelsea Sustainable Garden Product of the Year 2021 Finalist!  PlantBox, the cleverly simple vertical garden, was launched last year and is helping to transform gardens, patios and balconies across the UK. The competition recognises the best new garden products and it is an honour to see […]

Wellbeing garden for NHS Nightingale staff

April 16, 2020 Matt Lindsay

Richard Sabin, our MD, was phoned by the building contractor at the London NHS Nightingale Hospital. He wanted to know if we could help “do something” about the staff change area, which was just bland and unfriendly. Yes we can! And we did. In just three days, we created a garden for the staff at […]

Greening the grey

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

With populations in towns and cities on the up, the need for more housing and social infrastructure has never been greater. Unfortunately, that often leads to grey and dreary buildings that are a bit of an eyesore to our built environment. However! Living walls and green roofs can add immediate improvement. As well as providing […]

Making a lasting impact

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

Here at Growing Revolution, our products are built to last. PlantBox is made from 100% recycled UK plastic in Norfolk and value our British suppliers, especially in these weird and unprecedented times! The cleverly simple irrigation system means that plants too enjoy a perfect environment to thrive. PlantBox has been designed to be as simple […]

Before vs. After (Case Study)

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

Elberry Properties Ltd had just completed on a high-end development in Chichester before contacting Growing Revolution for their vertical garden. It had turned out that Elberry Properties were only ten minutes down the road from us and the courtyard space was a perfect fit for PlantBox. The team were quick to assemble the PlantBox troughs […]

Indoor Gardening

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

At Growing Revolution HQ we wanted to get in on the act and have our own living wall for our office. Our breakout space is used for informal meetings and a waiting area when people visit us but it was uninspiring and tired. The rest of our office is full of plants and is often […]

Revelation Family Church, Chichester

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

The team working on the design for the new church building for the Revelation family Church in Chichester, West Sussex wanted to create a welcoming atmosphere in their café and meeting space that would encourage members of their community to gather together and enjoy this space. A PlantBox Plus living wall was an ideal way […]

Courtyard Gardens

April 2, 2020 Matt Lindsay

When Steven and Harvey bought their new apartment in London’s trendy east end, they were surprised to learn the developer had included a living wall in the plans. “It was great” said Steve, “they hadn’t settled on a design at that stage so Harvey and I were able to get the design we both wanted.  […]

Peace of mind in a troubled time

March 23, 2020 Matt Lindsay

These are “strange times” indeed.  At the beginning of March 2020, we were all looking forward to the end of the endless February rains (wasn’t it a horrible wet winter?) At the end of March, we have beautiful fresh Spring sunshine, but are confined to our homes to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The […]

Watering is easy

March 23, 2020 Matt Lindsay

Watering is SO easy! Each planting trough in a PlantBox green wall has a water reservoir that holds 1.8 litres of water – that’s enough to keep plants watered for 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the season and location. A specially designed water-wicking felt draws the water up, providing a constant water source directly […]

Bringing the outdoors in

March 23, 2020 Matt Lindsay

A new building for church and community.  Revelation Family Church moved into their beautiful new building in January 2020 – complete with a huge living PlantBox green wall in the welcome lounge. The building was previously a retail unit, and most of the rooms have no natural light, so the design team were thrilled when […]

Accessible gardening

March 23, 2020 Matt Lindsay

“I love having the plants at the right height!” This was the delighted response of Rachael, who felt unable to get properly hands-on in their family garden, because it’s too awkward from her wheelchair. One PlantBox delivery later, and Rachael has been able to plant it up herself – with a little help (or was […]

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