Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof (and Wall)
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The Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof in March, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenProject Name: Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof (and Wall)
Year: 2011
Owner: Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Location: Lake City, SC, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 6000 sq.ft.
Slope: 12%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment
Submitted by: Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Joe Rogers
Building Construction: Coastal Structures
Growing Media: Erth Products
Green Roof Consultant: Emilio Ancaya, Co-owner, Living Roofs, Inc.
Waterproofing Membrane: Owens Corning
Drainage Mat: Enkadrain
GardNet Soil Confinement System: American Hydrotech
January, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenUnder construction in  October, 2011; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenMarch, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Completed on December 15, 2011, the purpose of constructing the new Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof and Wall is: To construct a green roof and green wall with the purpose of researching, trialing and expanding the pallete of viable plants for Zone 8 and Southeast green roofs.

Additionally, this research will benefit in promoting the top performing plants to designers, architects and nurseries in green roof/wall projects.
Installing the GuardNet over a protection filter fabric in December, 2011; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenInstalling the growing media over the GuardNet in December, 2011; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical Garden
The 6,000 sq ft green roof at Moore Farms Botanical Garden sits atop the garden's Maintenance Facility. The building was designed by architect Joe Rogers, with energy efficiency in mind. Its south-facing glass front is designed to let winter sun into the building, while the 4:12 pitched green roof atop it helps insulate from the heat and humidity of the South Carolina summers. The built-up roof is hybrid in its construction; consisting of an Owens Corning waterproofing membrane, Enkadrain drainage mat, American Hydrotech GardNet soil confinement system, 6 inches of ErthProducts green roof media, and tens of thousands of plants.

The roof is a research roof, and to date over 130 species of plants have been trialed. A mixture of annuals, perennials, bulbs, woodys and xeric plants have been measured, photographed and catalogued as they grow and perform atop the roof. This performance data is available via the Garden's database, accessible via the website at www.moorefarmsbg.org.

See the profile on the Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Wall in The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database here.

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The Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof in March, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenThe Green Wall in March, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenApril, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenMarch, 2013;  Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical GardenThe greenroof in February, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Moore Farms Botanical Garden is located at 100 New Zion Rd, Lake City, SC 29560; 843.210.7582; info@moorefarmsbg.org. Watch the May 3, 2016 7:26 video Making It Grow - Moore Farms Botanical Garden's Green Roof by SouthCarolinaETV on YouTube. For more information on the Moore Farms Botanical Garden Research Roof and Wall contact Marc Trinks, MFBG Green Roof / Green Wall Specialist, or visit their website.

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