What do you do when you want to provide a chic public garden near some of the toniest, richest, and most thoroughly developed commercial real estate in the world?
You go up, of course.
The vertical garden (on the west facade of Saks Fifth Avenue) is a quarter-million-dollar installation that’s part of the Worth Avenue revitalization project. Nearly 11,000 plants were incorporated into the Living Wall – mondo grass; xanadu philodendron; Asiatic jasmine; silver sawtooth palmetto; altermanthera; muehlenbeckia axillaris; philodendron “Burle Marx;” dusty miller; zebrina pendula; coontie; and zoysia grass.
It sure looks to us like every single one of those plants is thriving. We snapped this photo not long ago, when we were on our way to the Esplanade for a cup of coffee. Beautiful, yes?
See more photos and read more about the wall here.