Next month I will be traveling to Melbourne and want to see the Patrick Blanc vertical garden in Melbourne Central shopping centre. Even better, would be to enjoy his creation in the Qantas first class lounge while in transit, but that one is a bigger ask.
Patrick Blanc calls himself a botanist, although other descriptions such as artist appear equally deserved, and the enchanting gardens he designs are smart, requiring minimal upkeep. The eccentric botanist has a definite green thumb, with a large thumbnail painted metallic green visible in most photos and movie clips of him I have viewed.
A description of the process by which the vertical gardens are planned and produced is given in his book, The Vertical Garden: from nature to the city, that also contains beautiful photos of plants growing in this fashion in their natural environment.