According to the write-up in the library, the wall is nearly 3000 square feet in area and is covered with over 10,000 plants that include more than 120 species.
Since they had snow several times this winter and it has been a cool spring not all the plants are growing yet.
From what I could see of the plants that had started to grow, they have chosen a wide variety of textures, colours and shapes.
This is a view of the wall from the back of the building facing the front.
Here we have a similar view except we are at the front facing back.
The plants include ground covers, large perennials, shrubs and even small trees.
The green wall is a self-sufficient vertical garden planted in a structural support and attached to the building.
It is soil-free and the plants receive nutrients and moisture from within the structure.
There are many native BC plants on the wall as well as herbs, berries, and of course flowers.
The wall is the largest and most biologically diverse green wall in North America.
The wall was completed in the fall of 2010 so should show its true colours this spring and summer.
The photos do not do this massive green wall justice. It truly needs to be seen to be appreciated.