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Rooftop Rainforest

You have to go a long way to see the plants and animals of the rainforest. Right? Not if you live in or around London!

Urban ecologist and wildlife expert Dusty Gedge has built an indoor rainforest on top of Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush! This madcap scheme to bring the rainforest to London was no easy task – how do you build a rainforest on top of a huge shopping centre? And that is before you think about getting the trees, plants and animals up there!

If you want to see how they managed it there will be a special two-part documentary on Sky1 at 8pm on 4th and 5th of April following the highs and lows of the project!

If you live in London - the great news is you can also get up close and personal to the rainforest in the sky! Starting at the Sky Rainforest Rescue Pod, you will experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest. Then the tour heads to the rooftop where you get to experience first hand a real life rainforest with plants and animals! 

Tours will be available daily from Tuesday 29th March – Sunday 3rd April from 10am – 6pm. Places are limited. For more information and to book a visit to the rooftop experience click here

The Rooftop Rainforest is promoting the wonder and importance of the Amazon rainforest, home to millions of amazing plants and animals and essential to life around the world. Don’t forget – you and your school can help promote the importance of the rainforest and help protect this valuable ecosystem by running a campaign as a part of the Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge!


Find out more about the rainforest by checking out our other gazette articles.

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