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The Living Umbrella


We create beautiful plant-based solutions that make it easy to bring vibrancy and healthy benefits of nature into urban settings. 

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The Living Umbrella


We create beautiful plant-based solutions that make it easy to bring vibrancy and healthy benefits of nature into urban settings. 

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A Flowering Canopy

We’ve reimagined the patio umbrella with green thinking to bring you and your guests the Living Umbrella - a beautiful canopy of flowering plants. Living Umbrellas provide shade, add color, and draw people in with the natural calming power of plants. They are engineered as a low-maintenance shade solution that will withstand the rigors of a busy outdoor urban setting.  

 
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Living Umbrella for any outdoor space


Living Umbrella for any outdoor space


Elevate your outdoor space by adding an unexpected green twist. Your guests will be delighted to gather, dine, and linger under our natural canopy. Living Umbrellas can go anywhere. Their stand alone irrigation system means that watering is automatic and solar-powered!

 

OUr Customers


OUr Customers


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"We've had to start taking reservations for the Living Canopies tables because they're so popular."

                          -Vaso’s Kitchen, Powhatan St, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia,  facebook.com/vasoskitchensince2006

"Living Canopies installed 5 living umbrellas the week before Mother's Day. We got so much attention from them that we had the best Mother's Day brunch ever."

                          -The Wine Kitchen, Carroll Creek, Frederick, Maryland, thewinekitchen.com/frederick

"We purchased the Living Canopy with table, and absolutely love it. This is the coolest product I've seen in 10 years." 

                          - Dan S., Homeowner. 

How it works


How it works


The Living Umbrella includes a frame and base, a solar-powered watering system, and the canopy of plants. The plants grow best in full sun, but won’t die if shaded for part or most of the day. Like any other plant, Living Umbrellas need watering and care. Solar power delivers water through the post of the umbrella directly to the soil in the canopy. They are mobile and sturdy enough to endure adverse weather conditions. They can be placed anywhere you see fit.

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Sturdy Frame and Base 

The Living Umbrella's frame has soil pots and a metal trellis to keep the plants aloft. For strength and maneuverability, the frame is made of aluminum. For stability the base support is powder-coated steel. Beautiful plants spring forth from the soil pots located at the top of the frame. Each Living Umbrella can hold four 3-gallon 10-inch potted plants. 

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Mandevilla Flowers

Tropical Sun Parasol mandevilla is our go-to-plant for Living Umbrellas. They sizzle all summer long and produce flowers nonstop from April through October. Choose from three gorgeous colors: Red Crimson, Giant White, and Giant Pink. 

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SolarSmart Irrigation for Carefree Watering 

Our SolarSmart Irrigation watering system makes plant-care easy and effective with our patented technology. SolarSmart runs on solar power and knows when your plants need watering. It delivers water directly to the soil only when the plants need it. Solar-power means your Living Umbrella can be placed anywhere on your patio. You just fill the water tank at the base once weekly and that's all the maintenance it needs.