Roof gardens

IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

IDEAS FOR SMALL GARDEN DESIGN

Small garden designs seen at the Chelsea Flower Show that are appropriate for a New York City garden design where space is at a premium.

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THE ZEN OF ROOF GARDENS

THE ZEN OF ROOF GARDENS

Look aloft, to the top of the buildings… a roof garden design is outward looking, a designed sanctuary high up on top of a building, sometimes with an endless panorama, a bright, beautiful, and open sky above it.  Most appropriately, it fits today’s city dweller with their overscheduled, time challenged lives. 

For many, traveling to a city park takes a 1/2 hour or longer to embrace nature; walking up a flight of stairs or out their side door to a shared...

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HISTORY OF THE ROOF GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY

HISTORY OF THE ROOF GARDEN IN NEW YORK CITY

The urban roof garden in Manhattan and other cities may have a significant precedent in ancient Pompeii! 

The landscape design of the Villa of the Mysteries preserved from Pompeii, AD 79 shows an entranceway which led to the peristyle, followed by the atrium and an extensive terraced gardens surrounded the villa on three non-entrance sides.  

The desire to create an aerial oasis recreationally at the Villa of the Mysteries could possibly be the same as at a firehouse 2,000 years later.  In an article from the year 1912...

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CINEMATIC GARDENS or MOVIE SCENES FROM THE GARDEN

CINEMATIC GARDENS or MOVIE SCENES FROM THE GARDEN

A few of our favorite film scenes shot in the garden from major motion pictures.  Garden design ideas abound in these scenes.  Please suggest a few of your favorite movie scenes in the garden after you enjoy watching...

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