Air Rotating Gardens Make Their Debut in Melbourne

These gardens are the first of their kind, each of them is unique in its design

Thanks to artist Lloyd Godman's commitment to greening up urban areas and making them more environmentally friendly, the city of Melbourne will soon be home to some very impressive so-called air rotating gardens.

Needless to say, these patches of greenery are pretty much the first of their kind, and the fact that each and every one of them has a unique design makes them all the more impressive to look at and praiseworthy.

As explained on the official website for the 14th Sustainable Living Festival, during which these gardens are to be unveiled one after another, “Airborne [i.e. the name of this project] involves the installation of a series of super-sustainable rotating air gardens at the Queensbridge Pedestrian Precinct, Northbank.”

Furthermore, “A newly suspended garden will be installed every 4 weeks until a total of 8 works are suspended which will remain until the end of 2013. The installation of the first air garden coincides with the launch of the Sustainable Living Festival. These are the only such rotating air gardens in the world.”

The first of Lloyd Godman's air rotating gardens made its debut this past weekend at Les Erdi Plaza, Northbank, and quite a lot of people went through the trouble of straining their necks just to be able to have a better look at it.

Inhabitat reports that each such air rotating garden will be made to dangle between light posts with the help of wires, and that the frame on which said artist decided to make plants grow is made from recycled bicycle wheels.

In an attempt to make sure these innovative gardens are self-sufficient, Lloyd Godman decided to only use bromeliad plants when making them.

Apparently, bromeliad plants need neither soil nor water in order to thrive, meaning that they get all of the nutrients they might require from their leaves.

Therefore, the city's high officials will never have to go to extreme lengths to make sure that Melbourne’s new patches of greenery will stay green for many days to come.

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