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Roof gardens

Vegetated roofs have so many advantages, their use must be expected to increase exponentially. The advantages are:

  • roof gardens and vegetated roofs provide thermal insulation
  • roof gardens and vegetated roofs provide noise insulation
  • roof gardens and vegetated roofs provide wild-life habitats
  • roof gardens and vegetated roofs provide rainwater detention
  • roof gardens and vegetated roofs provide living space which is: apart from street noise and open to the sun

Hydroponic techniques are well suited to roof gardens.

See proposal for New York As it Should Be (ie with roof gardens).

Medium turf roof gate original

Gateway with turf roof

Medium roof garden  original

A vegetated 'roof garden' - in London

Medium roof garden prag original

A garden on a roof - in Prague

Medium eco roof shelter original