Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden

Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson shares his design experience at the Oxford Botanic Garden. I had great pleasure in designing a rainwater harvesting system for the Oxford Botanic Garden . The Oxford Botanic Gardens are world famous and one of the greatest locations in Oxford to visit.  Water and especially rainwater, is especially precious for the gardens and has been for hundreds of years. The gardens conservatories have numerous simple brick or lead chambers for collecting rainwater and pumps such that the water...

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Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater has been harvested – or collected, stored and then used when needed for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Rainwater harvesting┬áremains a standard technique in many parts of the world without mains water, or accessible groundwater. Most areas of the UK have mains clean water supplies. Increasing demand is however been put on this limited mains system and there is greater consideration of the value of making developments more sustainable. All mains water is treated to a high drinking water standard, yet the vast majority of...

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