4 Inspiring Urban Rooftop Gardens

The day is coming when gardens will be a more common sight than black tar on a roof. Here are a few green roofs we’ve been admiring at Gardenista.

Above: Just planted. In a year, the grasses and sedums will grow together to create a dense carpet. Image by†Michael Graydon.

Above: A shed converted to an office, with sedums growing on the roof; British designer David Gumbleton and landscape designer BlueSky Landscapes collaborated on the project. Image via BlueSky.

Above: A green roof in San Francisco, by Feldman Architecture.

Above: On Long Island, a 1,000-square-foot green roof is being planted with native speciesóincluding Blue Eyed Grass, Green and Gold, Creeping Phlox, and Wavy Haired Grassóalong with sedums and other grasses such as Blue Fescue. Image via Marni Majorelle.

How do you install a green roof on a typical Brooklyn townhouse? Glad you asked: see How to Make the Most of Your Urban Garden: (Hint: Use the Roof Too).

 

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.1 years ago

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.1 years ago

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Alina Kanaski
Alina Kanaski4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper4 years ago

nice

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Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants4 years ago

beautiful

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Silvia Steinhilber

Great ideas!

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Koty Lapid
Koty Lapid4 years ago

thanks

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Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller4 years ago

I love it too!!

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Phillipa W.
Phillipa W4 years ago

I love rooftop gardens. plants make the best insulation too.

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Liam Dodd
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks

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