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Rainwater Terrace at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Summer Garden Show

Why not come see us at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Summer Garden Show 24th- 27th June 2021.

 

We will be there all all weekend with our fantastic water butts up and running in a real life situation. You can see how just how easy they are to set up as well as the key features that make them very different to the average water butt.

 

Water butt at the RHS Harlow Carr Summer Garden Show

Our small friendly team will be there happy to answer any questions you may have.

Water butts in schools are great to get children playing and learning about saving rainwater

The kids at Lady Elizabeth Hastings school in Thorp Arch near Wetherby have a great new activity garden built by a team of willing Parents. They have no water supply down there so they’ve built a Playhouse to collect rainwater in their Rainwater Terraces. They can’t wait to get planting!

school water butt with planters

Rainwater Terrace water butts come in a range of sizes that includes this low level water butt which is the perfect height for children to get involved in recycling rainwater whilst growing herbs, flowers and salad vegetables in the self watering planter pods.

Water butts over the drier months.

In long dry spells you may need to top up the water in the Planter trays that the side and top planters take their water from. Hopefully you can use water stored in the Rainwater Terrace but if not just use tap water. Each tray holds about 2.5 litres of water before it overflows into the container below.

 

water butt planter with capillary wicks topped up in summer months

10 of the best water butts

Rainwater Terrace made it in to 10 of the best water butts put together by Gardeners World.

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Find out who else made it here -  10 of the Best Water Butts to Buy - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine (gardenersworld.com)

 

Rainwater Terrace® is a Finalist in the Garden Retail Awards 2015

Garden Reatil Awards 2015 Winners
Rainwater Terrace® has been nominated for Garden Retail Product of the Year at the Garden Retail Awards 2015.

Innovative Rainwater Terrace water butt

See how a Rainwater Terrace keeps the water moving.

 

Each time it rains water is flushed through the system replenishing the store of water which reduces stagnant water build up.

  • Rainwater is diverter into the Rainwater Terrace through a rainwater diverter attached to a down pipe. 

  • Container 1 fills from the bottom and then overflows down the central column to planter tray 1. 

  • Planter tray 1 is filled with water as container 1 overflows, this will water the planters on this level. When the planter tray is full this overflows to fill container 2. 

  • Container 2 fills and then overflows down the central column to planter tray 2. 

  • Planter tray 2 is filled with water as container 2 overflows, this waters the plants on this level. 

  • Container 3 fills and then overflows down the central column back to the drain.

water butt stagnation prevention