Renowned Paris Botanist Grows Up: The Vertical Gardens of Patrick Blanc

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Renowned Paris Botanist Grows Up: The Vertical Gardens of Patrick Blanc
Patrick Blanc is regarded as the inventor of the vertical garden – stunning tapestries of natural green textures that are not only beautiful but also beneficial to the air we breathe. Born in 1953 in the aptly named Clinique des Fleurs in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, Patrick Blanc was interested in the natural world from an early age. Blanc visited the tropical jungles of Malaysia and Thailand for the first time at the age of 19, where he was no doubt inspired by the rain-forest conditions he encountered there. Please see more via Patrick Blanc’s website here.

Lead photo credit : Quai-Branly-Jacques Chirac museum vertical garden by Patrick Blanc 13 years after its creation in June

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A freelance writer and amateur historian, Hazel knew she wanted to focus on the lives of French artists and femme fatales after an epiphany at the Musée d'Orsay. A life-long learner, she is a recent graduate of Art History from the University of Toronto. Now she is searching for a real-life art history mystery to solve.


  • Hazel Smith
    2020-08-09 09:26:27
    Hazel Smith
    Cheers Josee - nice to hear from a Toronto reader!