At Garden Club London, we serve our clients’ roof garden needs, offering everything from roof garden to planting services and garden makeovers. We are a company with big ideas and a great passion for what we do. We want to take your idea of the perfect roof garden and make it a reality. Our experienced team of design consultants, artisans and horticulturalists mean we are prepared for whatever project you throw at us. Operating with the highest standard of artistry and respect for our clients’ needs, you can rely on us to realise your vision. In this article, we offer some essential tips for great roof garden design. Why not visit our website for more tips? http://www.gardenclublondon.co.uk/.
- Open Spaces
Smaller rooftop gardens give the illusion of space if you keep them open. Transparent glass as opposed parapet walls, fencing, or railing will enhance your view of the surrounding cityscape for urban gardens. But, the reverse may be what you’re looking for if you want to maintain your privacy.
- Grow Your Plants and Trees Tall
If you want your roof garden to be a sanctuary from prying eyes, you should consider your planting. Growing your plants and trees tall, alongside wooden fencing or parapet walls will create an enclosed space for relaxation. Private roof gardens like this are great as you can simply forget where you are and enjoy the serenity.
- Strategic Planting
Try to include a diverse range of plant sizes in your rooftop garden. Too many of each will leave it feeling either under-planted or top-heavy. Select several large plants and place them strategically great around the edges of your roof garden to create privacy. Combining them with a selection of smaller plants leading towards the centre can even create a forest effect. But large plants and trees also look great as centerpieces, around which you can place seating and walking paths. You can then place smaller plants, shrubs, even small trees, along the paths to create a similar woodland effect.
- Seating and Furniture
Seating is essential to a good roof garden as, while it may resemble a forest scene, you simply don’t have the floorspace to justify walking around. You’re going to want to sit down at some point. Think about where you want your seating. You could have it built around a focal point like a large tree, water feature or statue. You could even have it along the edges of the roof garden so that you can enjoy the view. Roof gardens are a great place to lounge or eat dinner. Appropriate seating and dining furniture could give your roof garden an added wow factor.
How much time do you see yourself spending in your roof garden? If you plan to use it regularly, then lighting is essential. There’s nothing more peaceful than sitting in your roof garden in the evening, watching the sun go down, enjoying a meal, or just relaxing. You’ll want appropriate lighting for two reasons. One, to enhance the ambience of your roof garden. Two, to see where you’re going. You don’t need much, and strategic lighting placed over entrances and seating areas will heighten the atmosphere. Why not have some surrounding a water feature or statue too for added effect?