Why did the Gladstone choose a basic ecosystem living wall to replace its previous soil-based vertical garden?
PeapodLife's Interview at the Gladstone Hotel
When the Gladstone Hotel first decided to install a living wall in the staircase of the famous Queen St. West landmark, they made the mistake many do: they fell for the allure of a soil-based indoor garden.
After a litany of problems, from the dripping muddy mass all over their historic hardwoord floors (in a stairwell…not the safest) to plants looking sickly and dying off, General Manager Alec Badley decided to turn to Peapod Life Strategic Partner Genetron Systems and a basic ecosystem living wall instead.
In this interview with Peapod Life, Project Director Attila Lendvai finds out first-hand why the Gladstone chose a basic ecosystem to replace its previous soil-based living wall. The new wall, only a few months old, is already starting to flourish and grow moss, with none of the problems of the previous vertical garden.
Video shot on location at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, January 21, 2013.
Photos: Ecosystem Gives New Life to Living Wall
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