(Photo: Janne Watson)
The Eversheds Roof Garden sits atop an award-winning environmental building. With Dusty Gedge as the consultant, the green roof of this London law firm was originally planted with sedum and wild plants. These are left alone to spread and do what comes naturally and they attract a variety of wildlife.
The Eversheds vegetable garden was once just a blank corner located amongst the plant and machinery. The garden started life as a few pots of herbs, but has been transformed by Marta and Julie, our volunteer gardeners, into a hidden gem. They work hard to expand the garden and like to experiment with the crops and varieties they grow.
The garden is also home to the firm's beehives. Bee-friendly plants are grown to provide food for them and the staff restaurant is provided with herbs and flowers for table displays.
Marta and Julie have gained well-deserved recognition, winning the Most Innovative in Design Award, City in Bloom 2014 and the Outstanding Food Growing, Commercial, City in Bloom 2015. In 2016, the firm won Gold Awards for the vegetable garden and the green roof and Marta and Julie also won individual Golden Pollinator Awards.