Type of project: Plants and PlantersCreating privacy and beauty for a London balcony garden
London Balcony Garden
Green Envee were asked to supply artificial plants and planters for a domestic roof terrace in LondonChallenge
Keeping the weight to a minimum
The main challenge for designing and decorating roof terraces is weight. These balconies are designed to be perfectly safe for people - but if you add large quantities of soil and vegetation it can put extra strain on the structure. The second challenge for sky gardeners is actually lifting heavy materials into place. Nobody wants to be carrying bags of soil up in the elevator!Solution
Artificial plants are ideal for difficult situations
Green Envee sourced beautifully styled high quality, weather resistant planters. They are very robust and will put up with any kind of weather. They're also considerably lighter and easier to manouvre than their metal or terracotta counterparts. For the planting, we recommended artificial bamboo and artificial ferns for the side of the terrace facing other residences. These provide screening and privacy for the seating area. For the front of the terrace the client opted for bonsai trees. The perfect mirror for the mature trees in the park across the road.