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Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family, however, doesn’t have to go any farther than their living room to take in the wonders of Blanc’s vertical gardens. Oh how jealous Henri Rousseau would be!

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  The indoor garden wall Patrick Blanc created for his friends the Dimanches is so lush, it's almost as if someone has plopped an easy chair down in the middle of a forest.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The indoor garden wall Patrick Blanc created for his friends the Dimanches is so lush, it's almost as if someone has plopped an easy chair down in the middle of a forest. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  The Dimanches relax in their exotic living room.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The Dimanches relax in their exotic living room. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  The sun room features an exotic assemblage of tropical plants and ojbets de arte.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The sun room features an exotic assemblage of tropical plants and ojbets de arte. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  The family was eager to bring nature into every room of their city home.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The family was eager to bring nature into every room of their city home. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  The Dimanches' indoor garden wall is 20 by 23 feet, dominating the living room in the best possible way.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The Dimanches' indoor garden wall is 20 by 23 feet, dominating the living room in the best possible way. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  Light floods the whole house.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    Light floods the whole house. Photo by Jessica Antola.
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  The courtyard features a more standard garden.  Photo by Jessica Antola.
    The courtyard features a more standard garden. Photo by Jessica Antola.

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