Sourced from Greek City Times
Thessaloniki has planted Greece’s first vertical garden, covering an area facade of 50 square metres. The space at the Urban Environment Directorate building on Kleanthous Street has been sowed with 804 potted plants, containing four species of plants that are well adapted to the local climate and conditions.
The initiative was presented at an event held at the Thessaloniki Town Hall and the Kleanthous Street building on Monday, with local authority officials outlining the various features of the project, carried out by the Thessaloniki municipality in cooperation with the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean and the Coca Cola Greece environmental programme.
Among these is a rainwater collection system installed on the roof of the building, which will be used for the irrigation of the vertical garden through a cutting-edge irrigation and drainage system developed in Australia, a world leader in the urban water management.