Project Description

Phipps Conservatory Food Wall Demonstration Gardens

Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been Pittsburgh’s green oasis for more than 120 years.

Starting in 2015, Phipps tested LiveWall Inspire Living Wall kits alongside several other living wall systems on the south facing wall of its Production Greenhouse Facility. The standardized panels are 4-feet wide and 7-feet, 4 inches tall. Each has 24 molded plastic modular planter boxes.

After completing initial testing, Phipps installed nine more Inspire standard panels. In the spring, beets, carrots, collard greens, kale, and kohlrabi grow in the vertical garden. Summer plantings include basil, rosemary, thyme, celery root, and various peppers.