Text Naomi Larkin Photographs Naashon Zalk When you think of Paris it’s usually the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, champagne or camembert-stuffed baguettes that come to mind. Yet the City of Light is also the home of the vertical garden, which is taking the design and landscaping world by storm. Paris native Patrick Blanc created the garden that grows upwards and it’s in his city that some of the most exciting – and largest – examples of vertical gardens can be found. Many of these are in public places with free access to all. HL made a special trip to show you yet another reason to visit this romantic city. To read our Editor’s Travel feature, The Vertical Gardens of Paris, see page 132 of our November summer issue, on sale now!