The Garden Guide

RISC Roof Garden

A forest and vegetable garden developed on the roof of the Reading International Solidarity Centre since 2001. There are over 140 plant species, benches and decking made from locally sourced storm-felled timber and a greenhouse. Rainwater is gathered from the roof, irrigation pumps are powered by solar and wind energy and plants are fed with compost made from the food and paper waste from the offices.

35-39 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, England, RG1 4PS

Open a few days a year under the NGS National Gardens Scheme and for the Reading Heritage Trail. See RISC website for more details.

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