GrufeKit pre-grown, low maintenance biodiverse green roofs

Our story

Our story

How we became global leaders in green roof and living wall design

June 1996

Our original plant wholesale business began trading on Aldingbourne Nurseries.

March 2005

We began supplying, and installing green roofs, experimenting with various systems.

May 2012

Company trip to Holland to meet with a large network of plant suppliers.

March 2013

New modular green roof system developed following years of experience with living roofs. Initially branded as 'InstaGrufe'.

September 2015

We further improved our green roof offering into a DIY green roof kit and rebranded it as 'GrufeKit'

The Team

Leading the team, Richard works on developing new ideas and managing the running of the business.
Richard Silcock
Managing Director
Leading the team, Richard works on developing new ideas and managing the running of the business.
Scott ensures the sales are kept up to date and that each GrufeKit order is completed to a high standard.
Scott Anderson
Sales Director
Scott ensures the sales are kept up to date and that each GrufeKit order is completed to a high standard.
Steve is our resident horticulturalist, passionate about greening, and the original developer of the GrufeKit having experimented with many other systems.
Steve McIntyre
Horticulturalist
Steve is our resident horticulturalist, passionate about greening, and the original developer of the GrufeKit having experimented with many other systems.
Working hard to ensure the green roofs are kept healthy whilst establishing at the nursery, Mindaugas works with the operations team in the office to ensure your GrufeKit is out for delivery in time.
Mindaugas Ladyga
Nursery Manager
Working hard to ensure the green roofs are kept healthy whilst establishing at the nursery, Mindaugas works with the operations team in the office to ensure your GrufeKit is out for delivery in time.
Rorke ensures your GrufeKit order is kept on track and delivered on time. He is your go-to contact for any questions about your GrufeKit, or if you need reassurance that you are ordering all you need.
Rorke Silcock
GrufeKit Manager
Rorke ensures your GrufeKit order is kept on track and delivered on time. He is your go-to contact for any questions about your GrufeKit, or if you need reassurance that you are ordering all you need.
Keziah ensures we are spreading the word about the GrufeKit, and sharing your success stories as case studies and on social media.
Keziah Biggs
Marketing Manager
Keziah ensures we are spreading the word about the GrufeKit, and sharing your success stories as case studies and on social media.
Andrew ensures everything runs smoothly at the nursery where the GrufeKit is grown.
Andrew Wands
Operations Manager
Andrew ensures everything runs smoothly at the nursery where the GrufeKit is grown.
Helena might have red gloves, but her fingers are definitely green! She has worked for years on our nursery and is an invaluable team member.
Helena Steina
Nursery Assistant
Helena might have red gloves, but her fingers are definitely green! She has worked for years on our nursery and is an invaluable team member.
Working with the nursery team, Aldona ensures things run smoothly and the plants in the GrufeKit modules are in good health.
Aldona Matuliokiene
Nursery Assistant
Working with the nursery team, Aldona ensures things run smoothly and the plants in the GrufeKit modules are in good health.
Erika is another member of our green-fingered team working at the nursery! She works with the team to prepare the green roofs for delivery.
Erika Kristapatiene
Nursery Assistant
Erika is another member of our green-fingered team working at the nursery! She works with the team to prepare the green roofs for delivery.
Uros works with Mindaugas to keep the operations at the nursery in order, handling orders and ensuring the green roofs are healthy and kept in order as they establish before being delivered to you.
Uros Premrov
Nursery Assistant
Uros works with Mindaugas to keep the operations at the nursery in order, handling orders and ensuring the green roofs are healthy and kept in order as they establish before being delivered to you.
Playing an important role within the finance department, Dani ensures we have our bookkeeping in order.
Dani Turner
Accounts
Playing an important role within the finance department, Dani ensures we have our bookkeeping in order.

Customer reviews

We wanted to cover a flat roof and also wanted to do something to support the environment – a green roof seemed the right choice. Having researched online, I found the amount of detail in the product descriptions and that it was no more expensive than others, the GrufeKit was the obvious choice!
Derek Y