New York Garden Design – West Village Roof Terrace
Amber Freda specializes in New York garden design, such as this rooftop garden in Manhattan’s West Village, featuring black fiberglass planters. The plantings are a mix of evergreens, grasses, flowering shrubs, and deciduous trees that really work to frame the view.
FRAME THE VIEW
Take careful note of views that you want to keep open and unobstructed and place lower items in front of those areas. For places where you need more privacy or want to soften an unappealing wall or fence, you can place taller plants to create a sense of enclosure and intimacy.
WHY DESIGN A ROOFTOP GARDEN?
The benefits of roof gardens are numerous, and include creating a place for beauty and enjoyment, adding livable square footage to your home (which increases its property value), and having a positive effect on the environment by reducing pollution and electricity usages, and making the city a more attractive place for all of us.
A roof garden can be a retreat, a private oasis from the noise and commotion of the city, or it can be a place for entertaining, depending on the personal tastes of the individual. Having a roof or terrace space is really like having additional rooms to your apartment. Space is a valuable commodity, so adding outdoor rooms for sitting, eating, relaxing, and entertaining is not only aesthetically pleasing, it’s also a smart investment that will boost your property value.