Garden Sheds with Green Credentials

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Call it what you will – “man cave”, “she-shed”, ”summer house” “emporium” “garden room” - Everybody loves (and needs) a shed.

But oh my goodness.  When you’re upstairs, looking out of the window on the shed roof – isn’t it bland?  And what a waste of space that roof is…wouldn’t it be good if you could grow plants on it?

Well, you can.

If your shed is sturdy enough to take the weight, you can top it off with a layer of plants.  Not only will it look amazing, it will help to keep the building cool in summer and warm in winter.  Plus, you’ll be seeing a lot more bees, butterflies, beneficial insects and birds in your garden too.

Here are a few pictures of sheds with green credentials

 stylish solid oak log store with sedum green roof

A solid oak log store with a sedum green roof.

sedum green roof on small summerhouse

This compact summerhouse looks delightful with it's living green roof

living green roof on outbuildings

I love this old shed - its been given a whole new lease of life with a coat of paint and a sedum roof

Bird house with a sedum roof - yellow flowers

OK - so not a shed - but I couldn't resist showing you the picture of this lovely birdhouse.


And this is how you make a green roof for your shed




Sourcing sustainably grown green roofing mats


Using every inch of the space in your garden


Keeping honeybees on a roof