History, Design, and Construction
In the first comprehensive study published in English, respected
landscape architect Theodore Osmundson provides the practical
information professionals need to be able to include well-designed and
well-constructed roof gardens in their projects.
Roof Gardens covers site considerations, construction, design elements, and maintenance, as well as useful data and sources of supply and information. It presents a wealth of material, including typical sections and details of raised planters, walls, paving, drainage, and lighting. It also discusses planting soils and root-proofing, reviews useful new construction techniques-largely unknown in the United States-and offers a richly illustrated tour of roof gardens around the world and through history.
“[H]as been considered the bible of traditional rooftop design….a classic…a must have in your library of design books.” — Greenroofs.com