What we do
Green Roofs
Pioneering products and research for living roofs.
Stunning, low maintenance environmental planting.
Rain gardens
Planting for sustainable urban drainage systems.
low maintenance roof
Pioneering the living roof movement

Boningale GreenSky has grown from a green roof knowledge transfer partnership with the University of Sheffield which developed a new way of growing plants for roofs. We have been closely involved in the development of green roof planting guidelines with GRO as the industry develops.

Green roofing looks at the environmental performance and survival qualities of plants individually and as communities. Many of these qualities are overlooked by purely aesthetic traditional planting, but are very necessary to enable our cities to adapt to climate change. There are many circumstances where resilient planting designs with high aesthetic appeal and environmental performance are needed – which led us to create Floratopia. We provide CPDs and design guides and tools to help designers get the best from their planting schemes.

Green roof tips
Getting the right combination of plants and substrates is crucial to creating a successful living roof.
Diverse range
Use a wide variety of species to improve biodiversity value, aesthetic effect and overall performance of your roof.
Grow to order
For large projects, or particular species requirements consider our advance contract grow option.
Planting guide resource
How we work
What to expect when you work with Green Sky.
Home Grown Plugs
We have worked on our formula for growing our ‘Skyplugs’ with the University of Sheffield in response to industry demand for plants that are fit for purpose and ready to survive in the harsh rooftop environment. We are regularly updating our practices and formulae to ensure the best environmental performance.
Bespoke contract growing
Rooftop spaces can be challenging particularly when they are highly visible – we can grow plants to contract when necessary to help fulfil particular requirements.
Setting the standard
We have been closely involved in the development of industry standards and guidelines through our work with the Green Roof Organisation to ensure clients can have confidence in every aspect of their green roof project.
Connection to our network
Great plants alone are not enough to make a green roof work – many of the other elements from waterproofing to substrates may be unfamiliar to landscape professionals. We are closely linked with waterproofing, drainage and substrate experts should you need advice on the full green roof build-up.
Clear expectations
Plants look different depending on the time of year and weather, and can behave differently in a rooftop environment. Planting on a roof often involves creating a resilient community more than a design scheme. We will do our best to guide you through your rooftop adventures.


Contract Growing
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To find out more about Green Sky and how we can support you, get in touch today.