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DIY Green Roof Guide

The online resource for building small scale green roofs on garden sheds, garages, house extensions and other small construction or retrofitting projects

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New Builds

A step by step guide to creating a SAFE and LEAK FREE green roof on a new small scale construction project. Learn from the vastly experienced authors how to accomplish it yourself or provide guidance to your contractors

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Even the smallest of roof spaces can provide a small haven of beauty and a wildlife oasis. The retrofitting section advice can be used on garden sheds, cycle & bin shelters, the fundamentals remain the same!

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From suggested screw sizes through edge details to drainage suggestions, John & Dusty take you through the process using text, photos, illustrations and videos

edge details of a garden shed green roof

Planting Ideas

Plant suggestions focussed on native species that can provide the maximum biodiversity. Separate lists for the UK, Eastern USA & Canada, Mid-West USA

Urban Landscape Festival Videos

All the videos of people’s views of the Urban Landscape Festival in one place.

All the videos links are of interviews of key people involved in speaking and attending the Festival of Urban Landscapes for people and wildlife.

John Little – the host of the Urban Landscape Festival

Gary Grant of The Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd

Dusty Gedge of the European Federation of Green roofs and wall Associations talking about blurring the boundaries. A garden should be a nature reserve and perhaps a nature reserve could be a garden.

Gardening and ecology – hand in hand. Fergus Garret talks about his work at Great Dixter.


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