Why it works Kate has two young children so the rear rooftop area needed to be child-friendly as well as functional and stylish for entertaining. Garden designer Adam (pictured) has created a space that does just that. WHEN TACKLING THE PLANTING for the rooftop yard, Adam selected plants that could withstand the harsh elements. Many of the new plants are in pots and hanging planters, which are easy for the family to care for.
“The large planter box is near eye level, so I chose plants for their sculptural qualities and played on texture to create interest and depth in such a small space,” explains Adam.
Adam installed a new automated irrigation system and Garden Society visit every six weeks to look after the garden, so it’s very low-maintenance. “With Adam, we really created an oasis,” says Kate. “All of a sudden it was a meeting place for our friends and family. An area to be enjoyed all year – the heart of our home.”
Small scale Adam potted up a selection of sun-loving plants in assorted pots from Adam Robinson Design.
Green sheen Handmade green Moroccan tiles add colour and texture.
The front door was painted in Porter’s Paints Aqua Enamel in Lemon Lime & Bitters. Hello, yellow! Sansevieria planted in the front yard picks up the colour of the yellow door.