Major maintenance project on one of Londons biggest living walls at The Rubens at the Palace in central London. The Urban Greening Company team make sure the green wall keeps doing its job for London Air.

cradle access onto the wall

Standing at 350 square metres and with a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants. This striking Living Wall at The Rubens at the Palace boasts a number of unique innovations.

Designed to provide waves of blossoming plants throughout the year, the Living Wall is a unique talking point in the area. Plus, it provides wildlife habitat, keeping the hotel cool in summer and warm in the winter. Minimising the hotel’s impact on the environment but also improving the air quality and aesthetics in this part of London.

Our plant list included a wide variety of native species and those deemed by the Royal Horticultural Society as attracting insect pollinators – drawing bees, butterflies and birds. This is crucial in light of the decline in the bee population. Buttercups, two varieties of crocus and strawberries will particularly attract butterflies and bees. From spring bulbs to winter geraniums, the plants have been selected with seasonal colour in mind. They range from blues to pinks, purples, whites and yellows.

TheRubens at the Palace was identified as a suitable location during the Victoria Business Improvement District Green Infrastructure Audit. One of several funded by the Greater London Authority . The wall was designed by Gary Grant of the Green Roof Consultancy Ltd .

The TUGC boys high up on one of Londons biggest living walls