Rooftop garden spaces present additional challenges of weight, wind and water. Our design team members are experts at solving these challenges to create a sustainable rooftop, terrace, or balcony garden.
Our custom planter boxes are properly placed based on careful consideration of the existing structural support of your roof or terrace. Our hand selected pots are made from modern materials that are lightweight but sturdy enough to resist breakage and strong winds. Our design criteria for rooftop garden spaces includes: lightweight mixtures for planting and plants that are selected based on their water requirements and wind-resistant characteristics.
In addition to container gardening on the roof, terrace, or balcony, we also design green roofs. Design choices are either an “extensive” green roof which is a lighter weight, lower maintenance plan with a limited palette of plant species or an “intensive’ green roof which is heavier, requires more maintenance, an irrigation system, but allows for more diverse plant options.
Other design choices for rooftop gardens include adding structures such as pergolas or shade arbors, fashioned out of wood, iron, or shade cloth, to protect from the harsh elements of sun and wind.
This rooftop terrace was a blank space overlooking Prospect Park. Our use of planter boxes and trellising, enclose and separate the space, encouraging the growth of beautifully colorful climbing plants. The trellising and built-in storage benches create an enjoyable outdoor environment with protection from the wind.
URBAN OASIS WITH A VIEW (RR_B)
This rooftop started as windy concrete block-paved space with magnificent views. We transformed it into a lush oasis, protected from the sun and wind, and created an escape from the trials of everyday life.
Trellises separate the garden space into rooms for different activities such as relaxing dinners, entertaining, and growing fruits and vegetables. A uniform style of different sized decorative resin pots, placed throughout the entire space, create unity throughout the spaces. Planter boxes are diversified with hardy trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.
SOPHISTICATED ROOFTOP OF SOLITUDE (RR_C)
This garden terrace had several issues including problems with drainage and a general lack of cohesive design. The client desired to correct the issues and to wind up with three separate garden rooms. The space was divided by rearranging all the elements and creating separate areas to relax and dine. The floor, drainage system, shed, and planter boxes were completely renovated to achieve this outcome, resulting in a tight, cohesive design.