Terraces

A rooftop garden – modern design by David Kelly

garden roof terrace with modern view

In the opinion of landscape designer David Kelly, are is one Rooftop garden like a stage set. The roof garden is only observed from one angle and that is the window. Kelly therefore recommends that the roof garden be planned in layers. This division contains three main zones – the foreground, the middle distance and the distant view, which can only be seen in a larger garden. In this article, a few carefully selected roof garden landscapes are shown, the modern design of which is visually not limited by the limitations of the roof terrace.

Extraordinary rooftop garden in New York

garden roof terrace with modern design windows

Before you start planning one Rooftop garden safety should be considered first. You should definitely put a security fence all around to avoid accidents. However, these fences are sometimes not particularly attractive and can interfere with the beautiful view. Therefore, as an alternative, you can use a thick glass barrier instead of a wire fence. You can use modern minimalist furnishings for the seating area. Plant trees and various exotic plants in tubs and place them on the roof terrace. The simple beauty of the plants will be perfectly combined with the modern furniture.

Tall trees define the landscape of the garden on the roof terrace

garden roof terrace with modern trees

If the view from your roof terrace is not particularly attractive, you can easily solve the problem with a few tall plants or trees. The trees and the planters define the boundaries of the garden. The plant containers are rectangular in shape and look like classic antique French urns. A modern and stylish decor gives this Rooftop garden a complete look and makes this green oasis the perfect city retreat. Also take a look at garden terrace landscapes by other designers.

Mirror glass design on the roof terrace by Charlotte Rowe

Garden reflecting on the roof terrace with modern design

Rooftop fence made of stainless steel and oak

garden on the roof terrace with modern design lounger

Garden on a modern wooden roof terrace in London

garden on the roof terrace with modern design wooden floor

Modern design made of stainless steel and colored glass

garden roof terrace with modern color

Open air shower design by Nick Leith-Smith

garden roof terrace with modern shower

Modern roof garden with bamboo by Stuart Craine

garden roof terrace with modern bamboo