by Jenni Chasteen
You’ll think you just stumbled into something from a fairy tale when you see the enchanting Living Wall Athenaeum Hotel. Breathtaking flowers and vines reflect the natural beauty of London’s Green Park, located just across the road. Measuring 8 stories tall this vertical garden contains over 260 plant species and more than 12,000 individual plants. Patrick Blanc, a research scientist and artist designed the wall and plans to spread the notion that we don’t have to give up nature just because we live in cities.