Living Canopies Ltd is excited to offer The Living Umbrella(TM)--the world's first and only patio-styled umbrella that has plants for a canopy instead of sheet of plastic like old-school umbrellas.
The Living Umbrella(TM) solves both shade and green branding by integrating plants with umbrellas. It combines flowers, architectural shapes, and a plant canopy to create a relaxing, natural atmosphere on a patio. It's made possible by a patent-pending design, plant-panel grow-out method, and solar-powered smart irrigation system that requires minimal care. It adds beauty, grabs attention, spurs conversations and expresses green branding, while shading customers and keeping them cool.
The Living Umbrella(TM) improves microclimates by lowering temperatures via evaporative cooling. It reduces stormwater flows by acting as a microstorage, similar to a forest canopy. It provides pollinator habitat when desirable by clients. It supports biophilic design with its living, dynamic canopy to make people feel better about themselves and the world.
We think the Living Umbrella(TM) is a wonderful Ecological Ambassador that helps people more fully appreciate their intimate connection to nature. Its literally protecting you from UV rays as you enjoy the great outdoors.
For the restaurant owner, The Living Umbrella(TM) attracts attention, inspires loyalty, and gets people talking about their place, which leads to more patrons and revenue. For the residential customer, it’s a passion piece, and a point of conversation when entertaining guests.
One of our dearest restaurant clients, The Wine Kitchen in Frederick, Maryland, raved about “having their patio slammed” since they put in their Living Umbrellas in 2016. The New York Botanical Garden told us, “we just had to have them [living umbrellas] when we saw them in Greenhouse Grower Magazine.”
If you love green roofs and green walls, you will love The Living Umbrella(TM)!