Technically the “flying gardeners” are tree climbers, expert arboriculturists who often merge together a deep knowledge of arboreal vegetation with a passion for climbing or speleology, giving rise to an always more valuable job.
The “flying gardeners” climb down from the top of the towers of the Bosco Verticale once every three months by using 300 meters long ropes and, floor by floor, they trim, prune, shorten and control the foliage of the trees on the balconies of the skyscrapers designed by Boeri Studio and realized by Manfredi Catella, CEO of Coima sgr.
The Flying Gardeners
conceived by: Stefano Boeri
realized by: Blink Fish
with the support of: Chicago Architecture Biennial and Francesca Parvizyar (Milan cultural Ambassador in Chicago)
Sponsor: Azimut Consulenza, Solidea, ICE, Consolato generale Italiano a Chicago, Chirico Design, Consorzio Orgoglio Brescia