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Blackdown Greenroofs Company Profile

With a history of offering green roofs to the commercial, public and domestic sectors going back to 1999, the team at Blackdown Greenroofs have unrivalled expertise in all aspects of extensive roof planting systems.

The company was set up as Blackdown Horticultural Consultants by John Williams and Alun Rhys Tarr who between them have many years experience in commercial horticulture and landscape design, supplying plants from the nurseries in Somerset.

Blackdown Greenroofs provides a complete design, supply and installation service nationwide and offers follow-up maintenance. The knowledgable horticulturalists ensure that the systems provided are right for the roof's location and the desired aesthetics.

Green Roofs and Roof Gardens

The company offers both types of roof, green roofs and roof gardens. A green roof has plants on the surface with trees and shrubs but is designed for access by people whereas a roof garden will offer the same in visual appearance but is specially designed for use. Each style of garden offers a number of benefits such as low maintenance, improved rainwater management as well as being attractive using flowers and plants to create a pleasing outlook. A green roof can also offer good insulation to a building and can attract and house wildlife as well as improve on levels of air quality. Before the project is undertaken, the company will review the building and take into consideration some key factors such as the height and weight limitations.


All aspects of roof planting are considered by the team as well as the design, supply and installation. The company’s flexible consultancy service will help plan, research, develop and create the right garden for the chosen project. All styles can be catered for including tropical and landscaped gardens for interior and exterior purposes.


From the beginning of the process through to the final unveiling, the company’s experience in designing the right garden will ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget. All aspects will be taken into account from the garden’s functional abilities and visual appearance to helping minimise impact on the environment and wildlife. Once the design has been chosen the company will then decide on the relevant drainage, substrate and plant components needed.

Green credentials

Blackdown Roofs prides itself on sourcing all of its components in the UK. Only components that can thrive in the British climate are used on projects and the company grows its own natural material called NatureMat, which can be used in a number of applications.


The company also offers a maintenance service using the NatureMat product. The service is used on a number of applications varying from roundabouts to grass banks and beds. The system is also ideally used for sound barriers in busy areas.

Blackdown Greenroofs also offers a technical advice service with horticultural consultancy work as well as research and development in addition to the design and installation service.

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3 The Waggon Shed
Flax Drayton
nr South Petherton
TA13 5LR

Tel: 01460 234582

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