Hanging Gardens was started as a way of greening urban areas to improve their biodiversity and health.
Using vertical spaces to increase urban greenery creates corridors of vegetation where there would otherwise be none. The gardens increase biodiversity, improve urban resilience and mitigate climate change. Hanging Gardens has created a low cost, soil based, modular product made in New Zealand, focusing on NZ plants that have evolved over millions of years to grow in pockets of soil or upwards into trees.
Hanging Gardens’ products and systems are the only vertical garden products listed in MasterSpec, the NZ architectural database. The University of Virginia – Darden Business School uses Hanging Gardens as a case study to teach people about leadership, innovation and sustainability around the world.