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Bengaluru gets India’s first vertical garden (Relevant for GS Prelims and GS Mains Paper III)

India’s first vertical garden was set up at the Hosur Road Electronics City Flyover in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The garden is an initiative of SayTrees, NGO determined to protect nature.

What is a vertical garden?
A vertical garden is a method to grow plants on walls. Found in nature and ancient civilizations, vertical gardens have been thriving for centuries on walls all over the world.

How does a vertical garden work?
Nutrient water flows over a vertical surface to feed the roots which keeps the plants alive.

How will vertical garden be beneficial?
The vertical garden will help to control the pollution level of the city and also act as a sound proofing barrier.

About the garden
It covers pillar of the flyover by flaunting lovely organic and refreshing saplings. It also has an automatic drip irrigation system allowing the plants to get water on a daily basis.



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