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A Rooftop Oasis

This colourful garden transforms a harsh city roof top into an inviting oasis.  By introducing lush planting and multiple seating areas, the design both softens and expands the space, creating a feeling of being immersed in nature.  Lightweight, low-maintenance containers bring height and drama.  Evergreens enhance the sense of privacy with structure and provide important wind filtering.

The planting is wild and vibrant, peaking with an explosion of colour in summer for parties and entertaining. In the evening, dramatic downlighting from the pergola throws a soft pool of light across the space, creating a sense of intimacy – and even romance!

This garden is the Principal Award Winner at the British Association of Landscape Industries 2022 Awards for Design Excellence.

Photos: Copyright Richard Bloom