Here are some photos of a community building and housing project we visited in Brighton.
What are green roofs?
Why is this? What are the advantages?
Don’t they damage buildings and become a maintenance chore?
There are several “flavours” of green roof, mainly associated with the depth and fertility of the soil (more properly, “substrate”) and hence the type of planting which will succeed. These are broadly grouped into:
Where would an extensive green roof be used?
At schools - they could be used on similar building structures, or for cycle shelters and outdoor shelters or classrooms, perhaps associated with school crop or wildlife gardens;
You can find out more by visiting Livingroofs.org.