Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden
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The Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden in October 2002, Photo by Linda VelazquezProject Name: Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden
Year: 2001
Owner: City of Malm?
Location: Malm?, Sweden
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 102258 sq.ft.
Slope: 3%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Linda S. Velazquez

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Institutionen f?r landskaps- och tr?dg?rdsteknik: Tobias Emilsson, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Institutionen f?r landskaps- och tr?dg?rdsteknik: Kaj Rolf, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Superintendent: Louise Lundberg, Scandinavian Green Roof Institute
The Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden, Photo C by Tobias EmilssonTest plots, Photo LSVExamining some plants
The Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden (Augustenborgs Botaniska Taktr?dg?rd) in Malm?, Sweden is the world's first botanical roof garden and located atop the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute. Situated within a residential neighborhood atop 9,500 m2 of industrial buildings, the extensive roof garden is designed as both a demonstration garden and a research garden, testing various plants, engineered soils, and water runoff. The research is ongoing and test gardens reflect different greenroof systems as well as different designers.
Pond & birdhouse greenroof on the greenroof!A carpet of red in mid October, 2002
The Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) Greenroof Research is focusing on factors that can influence the performance and establishment of a green roof in Sweden. They are currently testing the impact of different substrates, different establishment methods, species mixtures, drainage materials and slopes on an extensive roof vegetation. Other researchers from Lund University are working on the impact off green roofs on biodiversity and stormwater management.

Additional thumbnail photos:

Material section side the SGRIMore test plotsPalnt & substrate depth plotsStormwater treatment can be beautiful!Stormwater management techniques
Visit the homepage of Greenroof Research at the Department of Agricultural engineering, SLU here. Download Dr. Tobias Emilsson and Kaj Rolf's 2005 publication "Comparison of establishment methods for extensive green roofs in southern Sweden" describing their initial investigations at Augustenborg here. Contact Tobias Emilsson at: tobias.emilsson@lt.slu.se. Read Linda Velazquez's August 2003 Sky Gardens column about Malm? and Sweden here.

For more information contact Louise Lundberg, the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute superintendent at: louise.lundberg@malmo.se or visit the SGRI website.
 
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