I love vertical gardens, conceptually and visually they are stunning but Singapore’s new ‘Super Trees’ by UK’s Grant Associates are absolutely breathtaking. Standing at 150ft tall, these vertical gardens (part of the ‘Gardens by the Bay‘ project) must be one of the most audacious examples of environmental landscape architecture to date.
The tree-like structures support solar panels, collect rainwater and provide ventilation for two major underground plant conservatories. There are 18 structures altogether, are planted with over 200,000 plants and even the horticultural trimmings are composted into bio-fuels.
The entire ‘Gardens by the Bay’ project includes many more visionary and sustainable systems. Open to the public June 2012.