The spread of vertical gardens in recent years is a welcome addition to our visual environment with businesses, homeowners and public institutions alike incorporating ¿green walls¿ into their landscape design strategies. This book presents the ultimate guide for anyone interested in this burgeoning field. Through an in-depth interview with the renowned inventor, Patrick Leblanc, readers gain insight into his research in the field, noteworthy projects and the future of this exciting industry. It also provides detailed illustrations on how to design and build these amazing structures including climate, construction and safety concerns, rigid versus flexible systems and frequently used plants. The final section acts as a gallery of outstanding vertical garden designs from around the world.