Marianne CannonHow to plan, build & plant a roof garden

In this series on rooftop gardens, I’m talking with landscape designer Christopher Owen about how you plan a rooftop garden in all sorts of locations, from a large garden on top of an apartment block to a small garage rooftop.

Roof garden designed by Peter Nixon

Roof garden designed by Peter Nixon

1. Planning  

 

Roof garden designed by Mark Paul

Roof garden designed by Mark Paul

2. Materials and plant selection

 

Roof garden designed by Adam Robinson

Roof garden designed by Adam Robinson

3. Roof garden design elements

Roof garden at Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne

Roof garden at Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne. Designed by a joint project between HASSELL and University’s Green Infrastructure Research Group.

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Marianne Cannon

About Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon has been broadcasting as Real World Gardener on radio 2RRR 88.5fm in Sydney, since September 2009, and the program is now syndicated to radio stations around Australia. It's about growing your own, the abc of plants, and how to create sustainable gardens to fit into today's environment. Not just a show about plants; it has a strong green and ecological bent, with co-presenters addressing issues such as native animals and plants, water conservation, composting, reducing waste, protecting native species and more.

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