NEWS
Ramsbury School Class R Garden

Sketch design for an upcoming project at our local Primary School. Construction planned for early 2017 with lots of wonderful parent volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Allen
Wendy Allen

Wendy founded her garden design company Wendy Allen Designs in 2007. She brings her enthusiasm for and skills in sustainable design & build to each project.

She studied at Hadlow Horticultural College in Kent and Capel Manor College in Enfield and was chuffed to win a Bronze medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2008, and a Gold medal and ‘Best Sustainable Garden’ award at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2009.

Currently taking on garden consultancy work in the East Wiltshire/West Berkshire areas, Wendy is offering site visits and design/build advice for those wishing to create their own gardens.

One day she will get around to updating her photo.

Services
Other services

Need advice on how to design or build your garden?

Please contact us regarding garden consultancy visits for projects in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire.

 

Sustainable Design
Considered, informed design

We believe sustainable design does not have to be strawbales and recycled wellies, although we like them too. We take pride in our extensive and up to date knowledge of locally sourced and recycled materials and sustainable construction methods. We are always happy to give suggestions and advice on how to achieve the contemporary space you want with minimal environmental impact.

Shown here, our garden ‘The Rain Chain’ at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2009 won the award for ‘Best Sustainable Garden’. It dealt with issues of flash flooding by using permeable surfaces, a green roof and a rain garden using plants tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.

Green Roofs
Green roof and rain chain

We specialise in the design and planting of green roofs.

  • Award–winning green roof design service, taking into account pitch, aspect, weight loading, local climate and aesthetic requirements
  • Green roof planting design service, taking into account roof aspect, microclimates, substrate, local biodiversity and rainfall to ensure the success of the plants
  • Sourcing and supply of materials/plants for DIY green roofs
  • We work with teams of professional, experienced contractors to install the green roof system if required

Green roofs can be added to existing sheds, garages, flat or sloped roofs, bus shelters, bike shelters, car ports… see the Media section for a free information sheet.

Workshops / Talks
Workshops/Talks

Wendy is available for illustrated talks and workshops. All of the following can be adapted to suit the intended audience.

WORKSHOPS
• Green roofs for Beginners – one, two or three day courses
• Mini Garden Designers – for primary schools to design their own outdoor space

TALKS
• Green Roofs
• Sustainable Garden Design
• Permeable Front Gardens
• Successful Planting Design
• Medal-winning RHS Show Gardens: Behind the Scenes

Links
Bespoke corten steel planters by HME

Recommended companies/suppliers we have worked with:
Advanced Roofing Solutions – quality water proofing for flat roofs.
Grass Roof Company – experts in sustainable construction and green roofs.

Hadlow College – education in land-based studies, Kent.
Hertalan – EPDM roof waterproofing, green roof training.
Lindum Turf – products include wildflower and green roof turf.
Living Roofs – the definitive green roof website of Dusty Gedge.
Oxford Green Roof Company – construction of any size green roof.
SpaceFX – garden design by Fern Alder
Toby Clayton – Hot Metal Engineering, specialist creative metalwork.
Web developer – Sam Burdge