Wendy Allen
Gardens, Rain Gardens, Green Roofs
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Green Roofs

Everyone should have one!

Green roofs have many benefits, including reducing the urban heat island effect, improving thermal efficiency in buildings, reducing rainwater run-off by up to 60%, and increasing biodiversity.

Lots of links to useful resources below.

See also the School Gardens and Show Gardens sections for ideas on how to include a green roof in even the smallest of projects.

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 See some of Wendy Allen’s green roofs featured in this excellent book  Small Green Roofs  by Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little and Edmund C. Snodgrass. A great resource for all aspiring green roofers.

See some of Wendy Allen’s green roofs featured in this excellent book Small Green Roofs by Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little and Edmund C. Snodgrass. A great resource for all aspiring green roofers.

 A small roof terrace using  Lindum Wildflower Turf  in London.

A small roof terrace using Lindum Wildflower Turf in London.

 A green roof design for Pooles Park School, Islington, London.

A green roof design for Pooles Park School, Islington, London.

     

 

 

 The  UK GRO Green Roof Code from LivingRoofs.org . Up to date guidance for anyone who is designing, specifying, installing or maintaining a green roof.

The UK GRO Green Roof Code from LivingRoofs.org. Up to date guidance for anyone who is designing, specifying, installing or maintaining a green roof.