This photo was taken October 2008. Thank you to Helen Taylor, of the California Academy of Sciences and photographer Tim Griffith. Roof to feature 1.7 million native California plant and wildflowers Museum expected to be the worlds largest public LEED Platinum certified building. Wonder how its holding up in the drought?
Like any person in the roofing industry when we look out the window of a high building or hotel we look at the roof decks below us, (and critique the installation). Imagine seeing this. There is no public access to this deck and the plants are fake but it looks nice. Why aren’t more roofs ‘landscaped’ that are in very visible areas?
No Roofers Needed Here - Only Gardeners!
For those that love a rooftop garden, why not give your loyal companion one as well!
This is what a 17,000 square foot rooftop farm on a shopping plaza looks like.
Roof by and thanks to @RecoverGreenRoofs.
Green roofing is nothing new. Here’s a roof top garden on Rockefeller Plaza from 1949. Wonder if it’s still there?
"This green roof designed for soundproofing and home cooling benefits. The project received a 2013 @grhcna Special Recognition Award of Excellence.” Thanks to Recover Green Roofs in Boston for sharing!
"Arizona Roofing. Lol." Thanks to EverhartPeter for sharing this with us on Instagram
"You may need a new roof if…” Thanks to Joel at Chase Construction for sharing. - It’s so wrong but so beautiful!
Yes, this cactus is really growing on a roof!!! This photo was taken in Silver City NM at Western New Mexico University and generously provided by our RCS Forum contributor Hotari 67.
Book on urban vertical gardening. Found objects make fantastic planters. Of course, no gardening book is complete without a chicken coop. Green roofed chicken coop. Would be great on a shed too.