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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Permeable pathway for Bermondsey roof garden

It wasn’t long ago that the only thing expected from a roof was for it to protect a building from the elements.

But times have changed and so has the role of the roof as we knew it. Increasingly this previously under-utilised space is being specified as a ‘Green’ or ‘Brown’ roof to encourage bio-diversity and wild life or as fully landscaped communal courtyards in areas where outside space is scarce.

SureSet Permeable Paving sent a photographer to capture how well a roof garden they worked on nearly three years ago had settled in.

And the roof garden project, for this BREEAM certified mixed-use development, right in the heart of London’s South Bank, looks like an amazing place to spend some time.

The clients brief was to create a biodiverse, sustainable communal garden with an aesthetic finish in keeping with the luxury of the apartments – and judging from these photos, the brief was met in full.

With minimal environmental impact a top priority, because it is visible to surrounding buildings, it was also very important that the garden was aesthetically pleasing.

To assist with the efficient disposal of rainwater, SureSet were contracted to install their grid structure sub-base SureCell and permeable resin bound paving to create a fully permeable, SuDS compliant surface.

These photos were taken nearly three years after completion and show how the landscape of the project has blended together to create an environmentally friendly communal garden for residents in an area of London where green, outside space is hard to come by.

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