Green space with few trees



Main purpose:

Privacy and decoration

Services delivered:
Water quality mitigation, water flow management, Air quality

Position of NBS in the city:
Near buildings or houses


Hedges are a liner feature nature-based solution of closely spaced shrubs. Plants in hedges are planted and trained to form a natural barrier. Hedges are mostly used for adjoining fields or private properties and as windbreakers offering privacy, decoration, and other multifunctional benefits.

Besides natural benefits, they can define space, enhance the beauty of a landscape, and create a habitat for wildlife. They can reduce noise levels if designed properly, conserve the cooling energy of nearby buildings, block wind or dust, and improve air and water quality. 

Relevant facts

The figures that speak change!


Hedges have a water retention coefficient (measurement of water storage) higher than 80.


Hedges reduce noise levels from 3 to 5 dBA (measurement of sound energy).