28 Rooftop Gardens That Inspire To Have Your Own One

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Today many of us live in big cities and don’t have an opportunity to enjoy nature much but there’s a solution – create a rooftop urban garden. If you have an access to the roof or it’s a part of your apartment, it’s high time to make one!

A roof of any size is a perfect space to accommodate a terrace and a garden, even if it’s tiny, you’ll be able to place a couple of pots here and there. So what rooftop garden can you plant?

Vertical Rooftop Gardens

A vertical rooftop garden is perfect for two reasons: it’s extremely space-savvy and it will easily hide you from neighbors’ eyes or just hide the houses standing around. Plant tall trees or shrubs and put them around your terrace for some privacy. Place a vertical screen of wood and add some climbing plants to hide yourself behind it. Vertical planters are a super hot trend in landscaping and decor, you can even make it yourself but choose the plants carefully.

Lawn Rooftop Gardens

Ah, a lawn! This is a real luxury in the city and that’s why it’ll look so amazing on your rooftop, this way you will create a relaxation oasis. Yes, a lawn is difficult to maintain if you want a perfect one but it’s worth it. If you think it’s boring, add some flowers. If you like a wilder look, plant wildflowers and have a real meadow.

Veggie Rooftop Gardens

If you have enough space, go edible gardening! It’s a double benefit:  you’ll get a green oasis on the roof and fresh greenery and vegetables on your table.

Potted Rooftop Gardens

This is the most popular option for roofs because even the smallest ones can accommodate a couple of planters with greenery and shrubs that can easily create an ease feeling of relaxation.

As always, you can mix and match various types of rooftop gardens or try to mix all of them at the same time.

climbing hydrangeas vertical garden on the roof

climbing hydrangeas vertical garden on the roof

vertical floral garden on the roof

vertical floral garden on the roof

vertical rooftop garden to save some space

vertical rooftop garden to save some space

lawn and vertical screen rooftop garden for privacy

lawn and vertical screen rooftop garden for privacy

lawn rooftop garden with plants in pots

lawn rooftop garden with plants in pots

rooftop lawn garden

rooftop lawn garden

rooftop urban garden with grass

rooftop urban garden with grass

wildflower urban garden on the rooftop

wildflower urban garden on the rooftop

lawn rooftop garden with a couple of potted plants

lawn rooftop garden with a couple of potted plants

edible landscaping on the rooftop

edible landscaping on the rooftop

veggie container rooftop garden

veggie container rooftop garden

veggie rooftop garden with a greenhouse

veggie rooftop garden with a greenhouse

edible rooftop garden on the roof

edible rooftop garden on the roof

rede place

rede place

potted and planted rooftop garden

potted and planted rooftop garden

potted rooftop garden with a wooden deck

potted rooftop garden with a wooden deck

wooden deck with potted plants and lawn oasises

wooden deck with potted plants and lawn oasises

potted plants rooftop garden

potted plants rooftop garden

rooftop garden with plants in pots

rooftop garden with plants in pots

bold floral rooftop garden

bold floral rooftop garden

large rooftop garden with grass and desert plants

large rooftop garden with grass and desert plants

lavish rooftop garden with potted trees and plants

lavish rooftop garden with potted trees and plants

lush urban rooftop garden with potted plants

lush urban rooftop garden with potted plants

rooftop garden with wooden planters in rows

rooftop garden with wooden planters in rows

rooftop row garden with a wooden deck

rooftop row garden with a wooden deck

tiny rooftop garden with a small terrace in the center

tiny rooftop garden with a small terrace in the center

tiny urban rooftop garden with planters

tiny urban rooftop garden with planters

wild-styled rooftop garden with a green arch

wild-styled rooftop garden with a green arch