Last edited 29 Apr 2021

Bioretention bed

Biodiversity in new housing developments: creating wildlife-friendly communities, published by the NHBC Foundation in April 2021 defines a bioretention bed as a: ‘Landscaped shallow depression designed to receive heavily polluted run-off from roads. Planted with colourful shrubs and herbaceous plants. Under-drained with drainage layer and engineered sand.’

See also: Rain garden.

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