Top of the World: The Roof Garden

Take to the skylines and transform your roof space into a glorious garden. Here, ideas to inspire you.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

City Rooftop Designed in Chic Contemporary Style

Contemporary outdoor couches line the edges of this city roof top garden that offers spectacular views of the city and comfortable seating for entertaining and relaxing.

Access to Sheltered Roof Terrace from Floor Above

This roof terrace garden is actually accessed from the floor above by descending steps into a secluded and sheltered city get away.

Aluminum Containers Form Walls for Rooftop Garden

Aluminum containers are double skinned to protect plants from intense heat on this rooftop terrace garden located between brick walls and chimney stacks.

Tall Planters Help Disguise Screening Surround

Screening is disguised with tall planters filled with bold foliage plants, plus they help with privacy on this rooftop terrace garden.

Modular Seating Doubles as Rooftop Storage

Modular seating serves double duty as both seating and storage for this rooftop terrace garden. Matching tall planters provide a sculptural element to the design.

Stepped Planters Maximize Space in Narrow Garden

Raised beds set in copper containers offer a crisp neat look in this narrow city garden.

Rooftop Garden Offers Magnificent City Views

Roof top gardens are valuable spaces for city dwellers, providing a green space for entertaining and for families to enjoy.

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