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Embargoed until Wednesday 21 August, 00.01 Living wall photo caption LondonĂ¢??s largest living wall designed to reduce urban flooding is unveiled at the Rubens at the Palace Hotel, Victoria Standing at 350 square metres with over 10,000 ferns and herbaceous plants and 16 tons of soil, Victoria today welcomes the unveiling of the living wall at the Rubens at the Palace, LondonĂ¢??s largest living wall designed to reduce urban flooding. On the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, the wall reaches over 21 metres high and is packed with 20 seasonal plant species designed to attract wildlife such as birds, butterflies and bees. The permanent feature will improve the air quality in the area and store up to 10,000 litres of water at any time, reducing the risk of surface water flooding, as well as providing a vibrant focal point for locals and visitors. www.rubenshotel.com 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PS   -Ends- Notes to editors: To view and download a time lapse video of the installation of the wall, please click: xx   Rubens at the Palace Hotel   For media information on Red Carnation Hotels, please contact: Caroline Calvert or Liz McNulty E: ccalvert@rchmail.com / lmcnulty@rchmail.com   T: 020 7201 3505 / 020 7201 3506

Image: London's largest living wall is unveiled on the side of the Rubens Hotel, Victoria. More info here.

Last Updated 21 August 2013