I’m completely smitten with rooftop gardens. A big city filled with high rises and concrete but hidden at the top of the stairs you find an oasis. My love of rooftop gardens began years ago watching a very sappy chick flick staring Christian Slater. Bed of Roses is not a great movie, but the garden is fabulous. I found all of these rooftop gardens at Chicagogardens.com. I am slightly jealous that not only do I not have a rooftop garden but I can’t even have one at my home. Trust me it just isn’t the same in the ‘burbs. I’m thinking you have to have a spectacular skyline to gaze at! I love the cedar deck and the lounge-style furniture from Barlow-Tyrie. Can you imagine morning coffee with the paper or a glass of wine in the evenings with friends…I can.
That built in flower bed is simply gorgeous. I think I would fill mine with Daisey’s…one of my favorite flowers! This elevated retreat is truly spectacular.
Love this! I love the awning over the dining area. And those flower boxes on the rail. I bet it looks great from the street level looking up.
They used cedar decking, but they also added all weather carpeting. This is a living room right in the heart of the city! I live in a very suburban neighborhood, but I’d like to think if I lived in a big city I’d have a rooftop garden like this one. It looks inviting and comfortable. Just my style.
And lastly, I love this Mediterranean Oasis. The cedar pergola looks wonderful with those billowy white drapes. Oh the dinner parties you could throw. I’m already working on the menu, yet I don’t have a rooftop oasis!
And after dinner, we would retreat to this sitting area. The floor here is made of ivory marble deck stone. It is so warm and rustic looking. Love it. Yes, I can definitely see myself entertaining here!
So, this week I’m totally hooked on rooftop gardens. I’d love to see more…so help a girl out and send me any photos or links to rooftop gardens. You know I’m a lookiloo through and through!