urban garden design
Union St. Roof
At this new Park Slope condo building, we designed and installed a 1,600sq ft common rooftop, with a surround of largely native plantings and multiple social spaces. Furniture was chosen to be low-maintenance and durable, without sacrificing comfort and style.
Timber House Sidewalk Garden
At this innovative, Passive House-style building, our clients wanted an integrated sidewalk garden with clean lines and a built-in look. We created custom-fabricated planters to meticulously fit the double angles of the sidewalk, then were powder-coated to match the building's trim. Front plants are shade-friendly and will offer evergreen interest through all seasons.
Park Slope Rooftop
At this Park Slope condominium, the shared rooftop commands panoramic views from Staten Island to Manhattan. This space was wrapped in a modern design of grasses, junipers and hydrangeas. Wheeled planters help screen the mechanical components of the roof, and furnishings complete this welcoming outdoor oasis.
Butler St. Entrance
At this new luxury condominium, the clients wanted a streamlined sidewalk garden to flank the entry to the lobby. We chose simple planters with boxwoods for year-round greenery, filled with a lush, low-maintenance underplanting. Tree pits are always a challenge, so we chose hardy plants that can withstand a little abuse, but will still green up the sidewalk. We added protection through a tree guard and wire to keep our furry friends out.
At a private residence in Columbia Waterfront, we transformed an exposed, bare terrace into an intimate secret garden. A custom fabricated skeleton provided an envelope of planters and privacy screens. Stained, clear cedar clads most surfaces to invoke a warm, protected feel. Vines of grape and wisteria will continue to spread and offer shade, while long-blooming pollinator florals and an array of evergreens create a lush feel. A comfortable lounge area, dining nook with built-in storage benches and an outdoor shower complete this urban oasis.
Planting plans and design layouts for rooftops, terraces and yards across New York City
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