Hi Sybille,

We installed a living wall at our amphitheatre in the Denver, CO area. It’s in 4 large sections and we have to replant it every may. It takes about 35,000 plants and a crew of 8-12 people 3-weeks to do the work. It’s an expensive project at about $40K per year. Every year, we commission a new flower pattern/design to keep it fresh. We work with a local greenhouse to pre-order the flowers/plants we will need in the fall so they begin growing them in their greenhouses. This way, they have some growth to them.

The wall was designed by Paul Kephart, Principal of Rana Creek Design out of California: https://rana-creek.squarespace.com/projects/fiddlers-green-living-wall 

Here’s a link to the project: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/outdoorarts/artwork/panoramic-living-mural

Here’s a video that we created about the project: https://vimeo.com/334469181 

I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have any other questions.


Tim Vacca
Director of Programs
1000 Englewood Parkway Suite 2-230
Englewood, CO 80110
303-806-0444 Main
303-353-1712 Direct
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On Jul 8, 2019, at 10:31 AM, Sybille Welter <SCWelter@wpb.org> wrote:

Hello All:
Has anyone worked with an artist to create a Living Wall?  If so, pros and cons? 
Sybille Welter
City of West Palm Beach, Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program

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