World’s largest indoor vertical garden in Kuwait

Posted by Mark

I was reading an article in WIRED magazine about Patrick Blanc and his famous vertical wall gardens when I read the following:

Forty-five years on, the French botanist’s gardens have grown massive in scale. One inside a Portuguese shopping mall is larger than four tennis courts, and there’s one in Kuwait that’s almost as big. [Source]

So I did a bit of googling and found this article from January of this year that says:

360 MALL announced the latest addition to its unique retail offer, with the creation of the world’s largest indoor living wall. This innovative vertical garden marks a new eco-friendly element to the 360 Mall on offer…

…Patric Blanc, a botanist and the inventor of the Vertical Garden said: “This vertical garden is set to become a must-see destination for people in Kuwait and beyond. It is something people will want to see and experience for themselves. [Source]

I’ve been to 360 Mall a few times and never noticed the vertical garden so I checked for some images of the mall online and found the picture above on Ansam’s blog showing the vertical garden. I don’t think a lot of people have noticed it before, maybe they should add a plaque or something in front of it. It’s interesting.

Here is a link to Patrick Blanc’s website. [Link]


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30 comments, add your own...


  1. Patrick says:

    A plaque? lol

    “Here resides the largest living wall in the world, it’s green.”

  2. goencho pao says:

    Many people do tend to miss, or rather take it for granted – i did it too !! the first three times i went to visit. Anyways many of the plants remind me of being back home. Appreciate that here in kuwait they do try (I mean all out) to copy nature.

  3. 3azeez says:

    we’re waiting for the give away!

  4. Someone says:

    its an amazing place in 360. too bad all the shops in that area are still under construction. when i passed there i found out that Lenotre, Lorenzo, Cacao, B+F and Meat Company are opening there.

  5. aaa says:

    cool, must get around to go and see that sometime.

  6. Desert Girl says:

    At first, I thought you were referring to mold, but that is really cool! :)

  7. rat says:

    looks nasty…a possible repository for bugs..

  8. Patrick says:

    rat:

    wow, negative are we? I’m sure they take precautions and go through procedures against bugs.

  9. Mark says:

    3azeez: Sorry today its for the ladies only :)

  10. pinkdress says:

    i must say I’ve been to 360 a couple of times but haven’t noticed it :(

  11. pinkdress says:

    btw Mark: I can’t see my comment on the giveaway, and i don’t want to double post…

  12. The Kuwaiti Godfather says:

    Awesome

  13. Mark says:

    pinkdress: it should be there now, for some reason A LOT of comments are going straight into spam

  14. SWOS says:

    looks nice!

  15. ariston says:

    I think it’s kinda cool!… much better than totally dull and boring walls you found on some malls :)

  16. Sn3a says:

    i’ve been to CR few times there so i saw it and love it

  17. Daddy's Girl says:

    i noticed it all right cause i read about it… but it simply looks like something my mom used to have in our old house indoors… the plant that walks over the house ele every one had in their homes in the 1980’s!

    Whats so special about it? i failed to see sra7a…

  18. katukoa says:

    That was the first thing I headed out to when I first went there, vertical gardens are becoming a new trend in architectural circuits so I was excited to see a living wall for the first time.

  19. wi-fi says:

    i want that in to be my house front .. !

  20. Om Sheikha says:

    I saw the vertical garden was not impressed however on learning here that it is the largest and by some famous guy it’s sounding more interesting. Agree it needs a plaque explaining it’s significance.

  21. Horizontally challenged says:

    Mark you; you’re always wired – aren’t we?
    :)

  22. NS says:

    I think 360 has a sort of artistic finesse to it.. The hanging gardens, the day and night sections with the complimenting chandeliers (which are gorgeous) and the choice of flooring materials used.. Bravo Tamdeen!

  23. Mark says:

    The fact that you just said “the day and night sections” tells me you are connected to tamdeen.

  24. […] week I posted about the under appreciated indoor vertical garden at 360 mall. Under appreciated because no one knew about it. Well I was checking a website (lost the link) and […]

  25. shilpa says:

    thats really nice and its new concept 2 know abt it. i am really intrestedto know abt it . pls let me know that if i could know any thing more abt it

  26. SLIM says:

    its the world largest fading vertical garden now.

  27. SJamali says:

    I fell in love with the Vertical Garden when I first saw it. I asked my interior designer friend to find out how one could replicate this in the house.


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