Wendy Allen
Gardens, Rain Gardens, Green Roofs
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Stormwater Planters/Rainwall

Stormwater planters are an aesthetic solution to managing the flow of rainwater. They help to reduce flash flooding and can form part of a sustainable drainage system (SuDS).

This project at Preshute Primary School in Manton, Wilts, uses wiggly downpipes with hoppers as planters and clear sections to allow the flow of rainwater to be observed. 

Designed for ARK (Action for the River Kennet), the rainwall draws attention to the flow of rainwater and reduces localised flash flooding from downpipes.

     

 

 

BBC Wiltshire Radio 20th August 2017

Rhiannon Fitz-Gerald interviews garden designer Wendy Allen about the unusual new rainwall at Preshute Primary School, Manton, Wilts. 

 The new downpipes and guttering expertly realised and installed by  Cotswold Rainwater Services .

The new downpipes and guttering expertly realised and installed by Cotswold Rainwater Services.

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 Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance', perfect fibrous roots for a stormwater planter. Other plants for the shady aspect include varieties of hosta and fern, plant list available on request.

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance', perfect fibrous roots for a stormwater planter. Other plants for the shady aspect include varieties of hosta and fern, plant list available on request.