The leafy solution to safe socialising in Wandsworth High Street: Green Screens

Lockdown restrictions are loosening in our cities and social communities and local businesses are getting ready for their customers to return.

Wandsworth Council have been working closely with urban greening specialists Meristem Design to provide the healthiest, most natural solution as the commerce and community returns. Combining safety and social distancing with nature and foliage for cleaner air and a healthier environment, wooden planters with ivy Green Screens in Wandsworth now form a natural avenue along the way.

Beautiful backdrop to outdoor dining and socialising in Wandsworth

The Old York Road High Street has reopened following lockdown lifting. Prior to the reawakening, Meristem Design were tasked with the supply and installation of greenery along the repurposed shop frontages, now boasting seating areas and social spaces. The Council have repurposed the space to make best use of the increased activity, pedestrianising the zone and expanding the opportunity for outdoor dining and for the community to meet. 

Early April 2021 saw the introduction of 100 linear metres of Green Screens in Wandsworth, grown and supplied by Mobilane and planted in wooden planters constructed and delivered by Meristem. Placing the screens quickly to allow for instant impact and minimal disruption, the screened planters can be repositioned and maintained easily for ongoing irrigation and plant care. The install was accompanied with shrub and tree planters for height, interest and punctuation at the end of each screen length.

Cleaner air and a natural outlook with Green Screens

The Mobilane ivy screens are supplied densely hand-woven and established with the Hedera Helix Woerner variety known for its hard-working foliage cover. Applauded also for its ability to clean air from harmful pollutants and particulates (PM10s), the screens are already working hard as they span along the High Street to form a natural separation barrier.

Meristem Design will be responsible for the maintenance of the Green Screens and planters as they fill and develop over the next few seasons.

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Mobilane Green Screen

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