There is no space for gardening.
That is the reality of most urban housing. It is very difficult to have a traditional garden due to the limited structure and area.
But many people still want a garden in their house. For many architects, interior designers, bringing gardens to space is a trick to get higher aesthetic efficiency, with positive effects in terms of microclimate.
Bringing the garden into the house should be firm right from the start, in sync with the design so that the indoor garden is really meaningful, be effective, and can last for a long time. Gardens must be designed in a well-ventilated place, exposed to the outside environment, with natural light. The garden must create beautiful views in the space, creating an aesthetic and environmental effect. Also, the indoor garden should be in a location that is easily accessible for routine care.
Places that can make an Indoor garden.
There are many places that you can make a garden, but in general, indoor gardens should be made in large places with many views to increase the aesthetic value of interior spaces. It should be in places with natural light, ventilation, floor space, patio areas, and terraces…
Indoor gardens are different from outdoor gardens – especially in natural conditions. So it is necessary to base on the specific characteristics of the garden location to choose the appropriate garden type.
It is also not necessary that the garden has to be planted with trees. It can be designed and used in another format such as aquariums, waterfalls, or more simply as a decorative dry garden. Deciding which direction to take requires assessing the specific conditions of the garden location, adaptive technical solutions as well as the operator’s ability to take care of the user.
The patio areas, loggias… can also be organized into gardens. The advantage of these places is that they are well-ventilated, but the downside is that there is not enough land to plant large trees. It is advisable to exploit the types of flowers and vines that can be planted in pots, increasing the aesthetics, and effect of sun protection and heat resistance.
The terraces and roofs are ideal areas for gardening and can also be considered as indoor gardens as it is located.
Indoor garden – Gain and loss, easy and hard.
It gains a lot, increases the value of interior aesthetics, creates vividness in the space, which is an interesting highlight; contribute to creating a good microclimate environment for the living environment. With home gardens growing vegetables, this is a huge gain, contributing to the family’s need for clean food, and much more meaningful in the context of food safety issues that are a concern of people. Lately, a lot of people have grown their vegetables on ‘homemade’ gardens in their homes (usually on the terraces). If this kind of garden is researched, designed, and organized scientifically, then this is even more effective.
Indoor gardening will be more complicated in some construction engineering issues, such as waterproof treatment, water supply. Although the indoor garden is very small, the care requires much more careful, elaborate and meticulous, if you want the trees to be green and the garden is always beautiful.
Usually, the indoor garden will be next to other living spaces, maybe a living room, dining room, even bedroom, which are clean spaces. But the garden can not be so clean when there are broken branches, fallen leaves, or even harmful insects… affecting the hygiene of the other spaces. In the process of living, it is unavoidable to do things such as planting trees, replacing trees, calving pots, pouring soil… causing troubles, unhygienic common spaces, roads, stairs…
Source: Nha Dep Magazine.