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East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden

Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design. This very large, north-facing roof terrace had an extremely exposed and open aspect. The brief was to replicate the modern and airy style of the apartment. The roof terrace was rather bleak and bare apart from a dining table and chairs and a wooden bench.

It was in need of some greenery and colour to enhance the views from the large windows of the flat. This was achieved by using stylish, lightweight planters. 

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design

Used in varied shapes amd sizes, placed on the perimeter of the glazed boundaries, they created interest and contrast. Taller planters were used on the right hand boundary so that some privacy issues could be addressed.

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design

The existing wooden bench was re-located against the brick wall & flanked by two tall Planters.  

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design

A mix of loose & architectural planting was used to soften the space. 

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design

Evergreen flowering shrubs with some herbaceous perennials helped to create further seasonal interest.

East Barnet Roof Terrace Garden Designed by Gillie Leaf Garden Design

Strong repetition of key plants  harmonised the area.

Plant list

Trachycarpus fortunei
Ceanothus impressus 'Puget Blue'
Hebe 'Mrs Winder'
Verbena rigida
Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'
Heuchera americana 'Green Spice'
Rosmarinus officinalis
Phormium 'Jester'
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Euonymus fortunei 'Golden Harlequin'
Heuchera 'Shanghai'
Designed by Gillie Leaf

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