Five inspiring ideas for your roof garden

Gardens don’t have to be at ground-level: there are plenty of city dwellers making the most of their available space by creating picture-perfect gardens on rooftops and balconies. Here are five ideas for your roof garden that are sure to inspire:

1. Lovely lawns

Whether you lay a real lawn or opt for realistic artificial grass, a lawn can make your rooftop feel like a luxurious and relaxing space – and it will look fantastic!

2. Create a snug

Use wicker or metal furniture with comfy cushions to create a snug – an area for drinking, eating and hanging out with friends and family, or just reading your favourite book.

3. Add some shelter

You may want to use your roof garden in the autumn and winter months, so add a retractable awning or parasol to benches and tables to create shelter from the elements.

4. Appeal to your senses

Planting a rooftop herb garden not only ensure that you’ll have fragrant, fresh herbs for use in your cooking year round, it will also create a relaxing aroma that you can enjoy on sunny days.

5. Relax in the tub

A hot tub is a great addition to your rooftop garden, surrounded by stylish decking. The sound of water is known for its calming qualities, and you can even enjoy a dip in the hot tub during the winter months – but make sure you have a fluffy towel to hand!