Make a splash with a really “green” garden

PUBLISHED: 12:12 15 June 2009 | UPDATED: 15:17 20 February 2013

A lovely green garden

A lovely green garden

With more and more people thinking "green" when it comes to their gardens the demand for water saving features and recycled materials has rocketed.


With more and more people thinking "green" when it comes to their gardens the demand for water saving features and recycled materials has rocketed.


Rainwater harvesting, natural springs, bore holes, sustainable drainage, reed beds, porous pavements and "green roofs" are all ways to help the environment while keeping you garden looking great.



Stratford company Rock and Water, which specialises in aquatic landscape design, recently showcased some of its ideas at the Gardeners' World Live Show at Birmingham's NEC.



The company has a full time consultancy department which undertakes research, working closely with the University of Birmingham, on sustainable water management techniques to create gardens which are completely self sufficient in water.



Their Royal Horticultural Society medal-winning garden designer Jack Bartholomew seeks is a keen mountaineer who studies the landscape when he is climbing, enabling him to create highly authentic bespoke designs.


Jack and his team have gained a reputation over the past 14 years for recreating swirling streams, babbling brooks and craggy creeks as the focal point of both residential and commercial gardens.



They also use the classic combination of water and natural materials with imaginative planting schemes to craft gardens with a more contemporary look.



For further information visit www.rock-water.co.uk









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