The first ever floating Keder Greenhouse!

To combat constant flooding, Worcester Community Garden have had floating pontoons made for their new shed and bee hives. Now they have had a Keder Greenhouse fitted to enable them to grow produce without the fear of flood damage.

For those of you who haven’t read part one of the floating greenhouse project, Read part one here or here is a recap:

Worcester Community Garden (WCG) is part of Transition Worcester, a community group running projects throughout the city around sustainability and community resilience in response to climate change.

They are totally volunteer run, and open Monday to Friday and accommodate people of all ages, welcoming unannounced visitors and organised groups alike.

The garden currently has nine small demonstration gardens to inspire and encourage its many visitors to try new ideas in their own gardens.

One of the biggest challenges to the site is flooding – the floods bring damage and destruction, mud and debris, and leave a layer of grime, which the volunteers have to clean up.

They have been flooded numerous times already in 2024 and have already built a storage shed and bee hives on floating pontoons to combat the destruction that the floodwater leaves behind.

Keder floating greenhouse in Worcester

The newest pontoon structure is a 3m wide and 6m long Keder Greenhouse which will allow them to grow produce without fear of destruction by regular flooding.

A floating base was constructed by the volunteers and anchored to fixed steel poles with ropes, allowing the pontoon to rise and fall with the floodwater without moving from the fixed position within the site.

A solid platform was then built on top of the base to which the greenhouse was fixed.

This was a unique and exciting project for Keder Greenhouse to be involved with. We are very rarely beaten when it comes to unique and bespoke structures and situations, and cannot wait to see the greenhouse being used and the pontoon doing its job.

Thank you to all at WCG, we wish you all the success with the project as a whole and many years of floodwater-free crops!