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 species—including Blue Eyed Grass, Green and Gold, Creeping Phlox, and Wavy Haired Grass—along 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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Alina Kanaski
Alina Kanaski3 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

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Silvia Steinhilber

Great ideas!

Koty Lapid
Koty Lapid3 years ago


Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller3 years ago

I love it too!!

Phillipa W.
Phillipa W.3 years ago

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

Liam Dodd
Past Member 3 years ago