The ‘Slow The Flow’ garden, by award-winning garden designer John Everiss, will demonstrate ideas for gardeners to manage rainwater and reduce their own impact on our drains and sewers.
Urban development has been a growing problem for many years. In the North West, the number of front gardens completely paved over increased from 4 percent in 2005 to 21 percent in 2015.
The loss of so much permeable ground is steadily increasing the risk of more flooding in our towns and cities.
And with back gardens also increasingly being built over with new extensions and conservatories, there’s a greater need than ever for homeowners to make small changes in how they use their green space.