garden in New Zealand
This roof garden in New Zealand is sheltered from the worst
of the windy weather and provides an area of calm and relaxation.
The plants, many
of which are sub-tropical in origin, have been selected to
withstand the worst the climate can offer.
When designing a
roof garden, considerable care has to be taken to ensure that
the structure can support the mass of the plants and soil.
The plants must be firmly anchored to prevent them falling
off the structure and there must be services, such as a watering
point and a lift to make sure that maintenance of the plants
is possible. Carrying full watering cans up several
flights of stairs is not a realisitc prospect.