The Calyx Green wall wins an international award

The Calyx’s fully interchangeable green wall has just won an international award. The licensed installer TPR Group entered The Calyx green wall into the international competition run by Johnston Fediw & Associates in the United States. Designed by Canadian company G-Sky systems, Garden Curator Jimmy Turner says the back wall of The Calyx was awarded second prize, as the largest changeable interior green wall in the Southern Hemisphere.

“The whole brief of The Calyx was to be a multi-purpose and multi-use venue. It’s really important that it’s always changing and therefore always. We did not want the glasshouse to have a static wall,” Turner says.

This inspired Jimmy to go out shopping for a green wall globally until he found just the right thing.

“Screened from sight are shelves with space for 18,049 potted plants! The system is really ingenious in its simplicity.”

The Calyx green wall might be visually simple to look at, but designing the friezes and frescoes to decorate it has become a labour of love for Mr Turner.

“I use an excel spreadsheet to colour by numbers. I take my design and then use cells in excel to plan where each different type of plant will go,” Turner says.

The current All About Flowers design was inspired by Japanese cherry blossom in a colour palette of pink, white and brown.

Stuart from TPR Group says getting the award was a real thrill.

“This unique project showcases the creativeness that can be achieved with plants and the spectacular effects green walls can have in indoor spaces. It was an exciting project to work on with the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, and we are pleased to be recognised internationally.”

Click here to learn more about the current winter display All About Flowers on until 30 July. 

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