Wonderful Summer and Fall pictures of a great Green Roof and Rooftop Garden come to us today from Future Green Studio of New York City, design/build contractor on the project.
David Seiter, Principal at Future Green, provided the beautiful pictures of the blooming roof, and the description below.
This green roof sits atop a new residential building in the heart of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, blocks away from Gowanus Canal. Built-in cedar screens and planters delineate seating, dining, lounging, and play areas. The unique 360 degree view of the Manhattan skyline and of downtown Brooklyn offers a dramatic backdrop for this extensive green roof which functions not only as a place of repose and relaxation but also serves the vital role of stormwater retention – an key component for any urban roof site.
The plants in the planters are a mixture of drought tolerant grasses and perennials and include the following:
Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’
Pennisetum ‘Little bunny’
The planting strips are low mounds with a soil depth of 5-6inches and are planted with Sedum hispanicum var. minus & Fescue ‘Elijah’s Blue’
What a stunning project – visual interest in all seasons. Well planned, and well executed by Future Green. Created a beneficial space for all residents of the building. When we visited the project in November (more photos HERE), the superintendent remarked on how easy his maintenance has been, and a party crew was there to set up tiki torches and equipment for a resident’s event. Add that to the list of green roof benefits – happy management & happy residents.