Windswept Rooftop Garden

An exciting and innovative project, this Comox rooftop garden features heat loving, drought tolerant plantings that can handle exposure to the elements. Curving layers of powder coated aluminum edging form the foundation of the garden beds. Green roof membranes and drainage layers protect the concrete structure to prevent water logging in rain drenched beds.

My clients overlook the Comox Harbour and marina, where the wind whips in from the ocean and down from the mountains. All the plantings are selected to thrive in these conditions: alpines, desert plants, and mediterranean plants with many ornamental grasses are included in the robust blend.

A semi circular seating area with fire bowl creates ambiance and offers relaxing views over the ocean, while a circular echo of a water bowl fountain sits within large stones in a nearby garden bed, bringing water into a hot, dry space.

View out onto rooftop from within glass atrium

A glassed in atrium provides shelter and warmth for the winter months, and the edged beds are continued in a small bed within the atrium. Working with this microclimate, there are a few tender specimen plants included in the interior atrium bed.

Installation work to begin Summer 2021.


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