This roof garden design Brooklyn is located in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. The garden features custom-designed cedar planter boxes filled with a lush mix of junipers, maiden grass, arborvitaes, creeping Jenny, and purple coneflower. The plants are illuminated with black metal up-lights for a dramatic nighttime effect.
Cedar is a rot-resistant wood that is an excellent choice for outdoor applications such as planters, fences, pergolas, and more. It has a 15-20 year life-expectancy and can be stained or treated any color. For this project, we oiled it with Penofin to help bring out the naturally rich tones of the wood. Any outdoor wood, if left untreated, will eventually weather to grey.