Fiddling on the Roof

15 Sep

There was a time when having a roof garden simply meant growing a few struggling plants in  a collection of sun-weathered pots on a roof terrace. Yet as rising temperatures and declining biodiversity in inner cities take their toll, roof gardens are becoming  increasingly popular.  Just think about all that unused space up there – and the potential of gardens to moderate temperature and foster urban wildlife.

Installing a proper roof garden isn’t for the faint-hearted – there are structural considerations to be aware of for starters – but if you have the time, money and will, the results can be spectacular – as these roof gardens featured recently in National Geographic prove.

Click here to read  the full article, which I found on the blog of green architect Justin Bere.


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