"The garden is aimed at highlighting the importance front gardens have in contributing to storm water management and biodiversity. Recent reports from the RHS and RSPB identify that urban front gardens are being lost to paving in order to provide extra parking. 23 Paved Green Terrace identifies a solution to the problem, providing a sustainable 'designed' space, which considers the importance of habitat creation and the impact on groundwater.
"The terraced house is a familiar element of our towns and cities, however their gardens are declining as the trend for swapping grass for paving is becoming a certain fact of life. The effects of this are cumulative, and amount to many environmental problems including increased risk of flooding, increased urban temperatures, and loss of habitat."