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Roofs and facades are covered with natural flowers and grass, ivy hides walls of old houses, nice hanging pots of flowers decorate buildings, and gardens grow on roofs. People tend to be closer to nature and to decorate their homes with live plants, not only inside, but also outside. Green houses have become a real fashion trend. Vertical gardens on facades of buildings can be seen in many major cities today. Design of some houses was created by world-famous designers, and some were planned by owners of cottages, who learned the art of gardening. People turn their modest and inconspicuous houses in a flower miracle. Residences decorated with live plants and flowers always attract an attention of beauty connoisseurs. Admiring green structures is certainly worth a trip.

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange, United Kingdom

Thanks to their amazing flower house, Anne and Robin Strange are true celebrities in the tiny village of Coniston Cold. More than 25 years in a row, the couple spends thousands of pounds every year on the arrangement of their green home. The family got many fans, and their house became a local landmark. As the couple explains, they were inspired by visit to New York, where they saw beautiful hanging baskets with fresh flowers.

Back home, they decided to do something like that. For many years, the Strange couple was turning a modest house in a flower miracle. Facade of the building is almost completely hidden behind hanging basket with plants. Hundreds of different flowers are planted around the building too. It’s a great work to care about this house. The couple begins each year with buying seeds and bulbs of flowers, growing them in a greenhouse, and then transplanting in hanging pots or in the garden.

For many years, gardeners have attracted many fans. One woman even sends spouses certificates for a floral shop, so they they can supplement their collection with new items. The most difficult part of caring about the garden is daily watering a vast number of flowers. Recently, the couple has equipped an area with a modern irrigation system, with which the gardening has become much easier. The house of Stranges is close to the road, so it’s well known to many motorists, who are often driving these places. It won’t be difficult for curious tourists to find it too. Next - House Garden in Lisbon

House Garden in Lisbon, Portugal

House Garden in Lisbon, Portugal You can see amazing green houses in big cities. An excellent example is a residence in Lisbon. Experts from Rebelo de Andrade studios have created this amazing building. Its facade is decorated with 4 500 plants of more than twenty different species. Authors of the project originally conceived three stores, as well as a vertical garden. They used the most spectacular Iberian and Mediterranean plants to decorate the facade. Complete article

House on Rue D’Alsace, France

House on Rue D’Alsace, France In Paris, the amazing house with a green facade can be seen on the Rue d’Alsace. The building was designed by the world famous designer and architect Patrick Blanc. This talented architect is the developer of the concept of vertical green walls. His works adorn many famous architectural structures and concert halls in the world, including Taipei Concert Hall. Complete article

Floral House in Cordoba, Spain

Floral House in Cordoba, Spain Those in love with live flowers should visit Cordoba. Every year, this Spanish city hosts the amazing festival called Patios de Cordoba. During the festival, city residents decorate their homes and the surrounding area with pots of fresh flowers. Only at this time, tourists can freely walk along the courtyards of many houses and admire their rich floral decoration. Complete article

Flower House in Dubai Miracle Garden Park, United Arab Emirates

Flower House in Dubai Miracle Garden Park, United Arab Emirates There is a beautiful flower park in Dubai. In the Miracle Garden, you can see one of the most amazing live houses in the world. The charming structure resembles a real fairy-tale castle. Its walls and roof are decorated with hundreds of live buds of different colors. A large part of decorations represented in the park is also made of live plants and flowers. In addition to designed flower beds, you can see a lot of amazing features here. Complete article

Ivy House, United Kingdom

Ivy House, United Kingdom This unique green house can be seen on one of the quiet streets of the British city of Chelmsford. There is a historical residence, better known to locals and tourists as the Ivy House. The peculiarity of this old building is that for decades it was completely overgrown with ivy. In 2011, the mansion was acquired by a new owner. The head of a large insurance company, Neil Utley,  bought the house for 120 thousand pounds. Complete article

Live House in Turin, Italy

Live House in Turin, Italy Turin also has an amazing live house, which curious travelers definitely have to see. It was built in 2012. The author of the project of the unusual residential complex is the well-known architect Luciano Pio. The residence consisting of 63 apartments is 7 500 square meters. Its facade is decorated with amazing natural plants and flowers. Among them, you can see lush bushes, real trees, and the composition of climbing plants. All the greenery on the facade is planted in special containers. Complete article

Green Cast Live House, Japan

Green Cast Live House, Japan In Japan, you can see the unusual house with a green facade in Odawara. The house called Green Cast is one of the most striking modern attractions. It is an excellent reminder of the fact that even the big cities are a part of nature. Green Cast stands among other buildings with its bright facade decorated with live plants. Complete article
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