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Green Photos: Green Walls

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Green walls, living walls or vertical gardens, are outdoor and indoor walls covered with vegetation that has a growing medium.  In the 193os, landscape architecture professor Stanley Hart White invented the first green wall system.

We’re inspired by more and more green walls we’re seeing when we travel. Here are some of our Instagram photos of a lush, outdoor green wall basking in the spring sunshine:

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Green Photos: Spain

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Rustic chic style at luxury Spanish villa Cortijo El Carligto. Photo credit: Cortijo El Carligto.

Dreaming of a luxury villa holiday in Spain?  Then you might fancy a getaway to Spanish villa Cortijo El Carligto. Situated on a secluded ten acre hilltop in eastern Malaga Province, Cortijo El Carligto is a luxury private villa with five star services and bespoke experiential packages.

A dreamy luxury holiday at Cortijo El Carligto features a Michelin-rated private chef service; spa and beauty treatments; personal concierge and culinary and cultural outings “capturing the best of Andalucía.”

“El Carligto defies categorization as simply a villa rental, offering all of the comfort, services and luxury of a five star hotel, but with a level of privacy and seclusion not possible at a hotel,” says Alan Hazel, owner of Cortijo El Carligto.

This Spanish private rental estate has opened a companion property, The Hunting Lodge, which offers the same level of comfort and luxury as El Carligto as well as a heated swimming pool and open air cinema.

Here are more photos from the luxury villa Cortijo El Carligto:

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The poolside summer kitchen. Photo credit: Cortijo El Carligto

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The private pool. Photo credit: Cortijo El Carligto

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 A feast. Photo credit: Cortijo El Carligto.

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Cortijo El Carligto. Photo credit: Cortijo El Carligto.

Green Photos: North Carolina

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The Eco-Sanctuary at the Ashevillage Institute’s Urban Farm School in Asheville, North Carolina. Photo credit: Ashevillage Institute.

Have a passion for gardening?  Then you might fancy taking a course at the Urban Farm School in Asheville, North Carolina.

Nestled among the hills of southern Appalachia, Ashevillage Institute’s Urban Farm School is located in Asheville, NC. The institute offers several 1-month immersion programs including Organic Production Gardening; Herbalism and Wild Edibles and Perennial Agriculture. Guests taking immersion programs stay at the institute’s Eco-Sanctuary(top and below), a retreat within Asheville city limits.

Here are more photos from the Eco-Sanctuary:

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All photo credits: Asheville Institute.

Green Photos: Northern Territory

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King’s Canyon, Watarrka National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

Australia’s Northern Territory(NT) has been named as a Top 20 destination to visit in 2014 in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s annual Best of the World list.

We love that the magazine included NT, which is known for Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in its well-respected list.  The National Geographic Traveler editors selected destinations which reflect “what is authentic, culturally rich, sustainable and superlative” in travel today.

If you’re planning a trip to Australia’s Northern Territory, see the Tourism NT website for its travel resources and ideas including the Australian Outback app for iPhone.

Here are more stunning photos from the Northern Territory:

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Darwin sunset. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

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Uluru/Ayers Rock with wildflowers. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

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Jabiru.  Photo credit: Tourism NT.

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The Ghan. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

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Rainbow Valley. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

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Simpson Desert. Photo credit: Tourism NT.

Green Photos: Cottages

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Stable Cottage, Tuckenhay. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

Fancy a cottage holiday in the UK? Then you might fancy a holiday with Toad Hall Cottages which has been named the Best Small UK Cottage Booking Company at the British Travel Awards.

Based in Kingsbridge, Devon, Toad Hall Cottages offers 540+ self-catering holiday cottages in South Devon, North Devon, East Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. The holiday cottages range from romantic boltholes for two to dog-friendly and family properties and larger luxury homes.

Here are more cottages with Toad Hall Cottages:

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Court Barton Cottages. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Higher Cotterbury Cottage, Dartmouth. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Battery Cottage. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Bay View, Hallsands. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Sail Cottage, Beesands. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Yew Tree Cottage, Totnes. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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Nepenthe, Polperro. Photo credit: Toad Hall Cottages.

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