On top of one of Fitzroy’s best rooftops we created a garden designed to not only tolerate the exposure but also thrive in it. With nowhere to hide from a full days exposure to sun as well as winds from every direction, conditions were unforgiving.
Densely planted troughs filled with grasses and flowering perennials added movement and colour and transformed this rooftop into a habitat. Dragon trees and ‘Bambalina’ Olives offer form and structure while still adding to the overall softness of the planting scheme. Despite the heavily planted nature of the troughs maintenance is minimal requiring no more than a yearly cutback to rejuvenate.
Our design for this garden draws on years of experience working on some Melbourne’s most difficult sites. This rooftop demonstrates that lush plantings can be achieved regardless of location and exposure.
Designed and installed by Fitzroy Nursery
Photography by Thomas Denning