The 16m tall Vertical Meadow was hung in front of the Canterbury Museum building creating a stark contrast between the historical building and unusual piece of greenery. It was also the first of three green walls by Pocock Design Environment to be exhibited at the Festival of Flowers, and was inspired by the typical kiwi backyard, which often gets a little out of hand. This unsung green carpet embraces the notion of ‘we’ll do it tomorrow, mate, as long as the fish aren't biting or the kids don't have sports’. The idea was to take a "cradle to cradle" approach to this cultural icon, which aimed to remind people of the role each of us have in leaving a smaller environmental footprint. The wall itself consisted of 99% recycled plastic and wool with no other growth medium, and was detailed in such a way that can be disassembled and returned to its original components after the show.
Festival of Flowers 2010