The first book to focus exclusively on the aesthetic considerations of designing gardens on rooftops.
Until recently, most green rooftop gardens were little more than variations on sedum mats on four inches of soil. Now, designers are creating cutting-edge green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes. The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky. With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.
... This book is a useful guide...The first part of the book is certainly less strong than the latter, which is where this guide began to win me over. Systematically, and with useful practical references, it covers a number of issues from predesign phase and site analysis to contracts and maintenance. As I closed the last page I felt it had opened my eyes to a few new issues, and that it is a useful reminder and checklist for green roof practitioners and enthusiasts.
An insider’s guide to keeping your garden looking stylish.