The ultimate indoor garden: French botanist Patrick Blanc designed one of his signature vertical green walls for the living room of his Parisian friends. At 20 by 23 feet, the creation totally dominates the space. (Read how Blanc creates his walls here.) Photo by Jessica Antola.
Elsewhere in the apartment, the couple added rows of potted plants, creating their own kind of urban jungle. Photo by Jessica Antola.
This apartment in Manhattan's East Village features a smaller version of a living green wall. Underneath the wall, a low water trough (the home of goldfish and aquatic plants) collects runoff from the wall’s irrigation system. Photo courtesy pulltab design.
An abundance of potted plants make a lush entrance to this renovated, 18th-century flat in Barcelona. Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.
By adding a small interior garden to the passageway between rooms, this El Salvador beach house maximizes on green space. Photo by Jason Bax.
An interior courtyard in this São Paulo home features a huge skylight and a sculpture by Tomás Saraceno. Photo by Matthew Williams.
Award-winning landscape designer Margie Ruddick's Urban Garden Room brings large scultpures covered in ferns, mosses, and vines to the lobby of the Bank of America tower in Manhattan. Photo by Cait Oppermann.
Gardens don't always need to be green: This Japanese-inspired home in Rhode Island features in indoor stone garden that flows from within the entry to the deck beyond it. Photo by John Horner.