How to Plant a Rooftop Garden

Forest roof garden on top of RISC

Forest roof garden on top of RISC – Public Domain

Rooftop gardens have always fascinated me. People can be so innovative. Some of the beautiful green landscapes I’ve seen on the top of a skyscraper in the middle of a big city are so interesting.

But really, growing plants on the roof?

How do they do it?

What kinds of concerns does this kind of gardening entail?

Recently I came upon this great graphic from

I love the way they detail all the important information necessary to create a rooftop garden in this easy to follow presentation. They even suggest plants that will grow best on the rooftop.

Just goes to show you that you can enjoy gardening just about anywhere.


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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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