Relaxing Roof Terrace

This roof top garden was built for a company whose busy staff have to deal with a lot of daily pressure, so they were keen to install a place for the staff to rest and relax during their down time. Despite the limited outside space available on the roof we set out to build them just that. 

In addition to being a relaxation space it was essential that the roof terrace could also be used for occasional events. The resulting design, with integrated seating and open spaces, ensures this mix of relaxation and entertainment.

The main materials used within the garden are Granite paving which gives the space a sleek modern look, composite decking to divide different zones within the roof garden, and grey fibreglass planters. The bespoke benches are made from mild steel and Iroko wood. 

The prairie style planting creates a wonderful calming sound as the Stipa tenuissima grasses sway in the breeze. The purple from the Salvia ‘Caradonna’  and Verbena bonariensis add a blast of colour throughout the garden, while the beautiful old olive tree, stunning cloud-pruned topiary and other shrubs add structure all year round. The garden is much loved by the occupiers of the building with the insects also loving and benefitting from the striking wildflower meadow!