Living Canopies

University Park,  MD 
United States
http://www.livingcanopies.com
  • Booth: 1550


The Living Umbrella(TM) is a garden of life above your head!

The Living Umbrella is the world's first and only patio-styled umbrella that uses beautiful flowering plants to shade and protect people naturally. Its smart, solar powered irrigation system makes care simple and easy. The Living Umbrella is patent-pending in the United States and European Union.

It has a durable all-aluminum body with a stainless steel trellis and powder-coated steel support base.

It was developed by university ecological engineers.

Be a trendsetter by specifying the Living Umbrella!

Find out more at Living Canopies!

Brands: The Living Umbrella(TM), FlowerBrella(TM), Edible Umbrella(TM), VeggyBrella(TM)


 Press Releases

  • College Park, MD-- Living Canopies Ltd. is excited to offer the world’s first and only Living Umbrella® to the landscape architectural community at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia. It is a patio-styled umbrella that has plants for its canopy instead of a sheet of plastic like old-fashioned umbrellas. It uses beautiful flowering plants, like Sun Parasol Mandevillas, to shade and protect people naturally. The Edible Umbrella® model makes urban farming possible where space is limited by growing fruits and vegetables above your head for easy access. Its smart, programmable, solar powered irrigation system makes care simple and easy.

    The Living Umbrella®  improves microclimates by lowering temperatures via evaporative cooling. It reduces stormwater flows by acting as microstorage, similar to a forest canopy. It provides pollinator habitat when desired. It supports human wellness via its biophilic design. It living, dynamic canopy makes people feel better about themselves and about their world.

    Restaurants, hotels, resorts, and theme parks that are trying to improve their guests’ health and environment have discovered that The Living Umbrella® is a splendid way to make customers happier. The experience of sitting beneath a Flowering Umbrella® while sipping on a glass of merlot is a joy to remember.

    Ecological engineers at the University of Maryland invented The Living Umbrella®, which is now patent-pending in the United States and European Union. Living Canopies hopes that some day all of the plastic umbrellas, which contribute climate change, will be replaced by Living Umbrellas®.

    For more information or media please contact:

    Dave Tilley

    dave@livingcanopies.com

    (301)789-5099

    www.livingcanopies.com


 Products

  • The Living Umbrella(TM)
    The Living Umbrella is the world's only patio-styled umbrella that uses beautiful flowering plants to shade and protect people naturally. Its smart, solar powered irrigation system makes care simple....

  • 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)!


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