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Roof Garden Oasis Hampstead

Designed by Manoj Malde. The owner bought this penthouse with the prospect of creating a roof garden. The space was a blank canvas.

Roof Garden Oasis Hampstead Designed by Manoj Malde

This generous roof space was made load bearing by introducing steel beams that were covered in decking. Bespoke planting containers were designed to zone the space, create movement both vertically and horizontally and act as the safety barrier.

Roof Garden Oasis Hampstead Designed by Manoj Malde

The space was divided into two areas, entertainment and relaxation. A contemporary outdoor kitchen was installed with a bbq, fridge and plenty of workspace. We sourced some contemporary outdoor dining furniture for the client. Splashes of colour added through the pink and orange cushions. A water feature planted with aquatics provides a relaxing sound as water pours through the blade.

Roof Garden Oasis Hampstead Designed by Manoj Malde

Plants were carefully considered to cope with the weather conditions on the roof, to provide plenty of colour, scent and winter interest.

Roof Garden Oasis Hampstead Designed by Manoj Malde

Subtle lighting gives the space a warm and cosy ambience at night.

Plant list

TREES

Olea europaea

 

SHRUBS

Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lady'
Rosmarinus officinalis

 

CLIMBER

Trachelospermum jasminoides

 

GRASSES

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

 

ROSES

Rosa 'Pink Pirouette'

 

HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS

Verbena bonariensis
Perovskia 'Blue Spire'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbery'

 

BULBS

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

 

AQUATICS

Lychnis flos-cuculi
Typha minima
Pontederia cordata
Juncus maritimus
Alisma plantago-aquatica var. parviflorum

 

In addition to this bedding is used in the spring to sit with the colours of the cushions, we also pot up Orange and Pink tulips for late spring colour.

Tulipa 'Ballerina'
Tulipa 'China Pink'
Designed by Manoj Malde

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