Rooftop Garden Terrace Planters

Spring has sprung and for some of you so has your green thumb! For many urban planners, rooftop gardens are a high priority. Not only for their decorative impact, but for their environmental impact as well. Roof gardens can reduce the overall heat absorption of the builiding drastically which in turn could reduce smog and energy consumption. They are also beautiful places to relax and escape from the daily chaos. Like your own little oasis perched high above the city. Even if it's not the rooftop, many condos and apartments in urban settings are creating gorgeous backyard gardens so you don't feel like you're missing out on the green. Here's a few of my favorite rooftop and urban gardens.

Rooftop Garden with brick wall, green roof and bamboo

This one is truly picture perfect and I can just hear the water running. The bamboo against the exposed brick wall keeps the urban element alive. 

Vertical Green Wall with built in benches and firepit

So lush and so green. The vertical green wall really wraps around you to seclude you and leaves the sky open for you.  I would definitely be gazing at the stars as I lie on those soft cushions and feel the warmth of the outdoor firepit.

Vertical Green Wall large plantars with trees modern outdoor furniture

The vertical green wall layered with the large potted trees is a great play on scale. The low outdoor seating make this a perfect place to relax with your friends and family.

Built-in Planters Modern wood outdoor furniture rooftop garden

This is the garden for the one with the green thumb. The built-in planters do a great job of dividing this large rooftop into smaller, more intimate sections.

Built In Rooftop Garden with Integrated Seating and Plush Cushions Wood decking

Modern Rooftop Garden with Concrete Plantars and wood benches

The wood benches built into the perimeter planters make these rooftops very cozy and the gardening very accessible. I can just imagine the aromas of the fresh herbs and flowers. I'm ready for the rooftop garden parties to begin!

Modern Outdoor Lamp Outdoor Daybed Outdoor Dining Chairs Concrete Slate Ottoman, Souzani Outdoor Rugh

Here's a few great pieces to start furnishing your urban garden with. The natural colors of this palette will really contrast nicely with the bold greens, bright flowers, and natural woods.  

1. Outdoor Floor Lamp  2. Outdoor Daybed  3. Zuo Delight Outdoor Dining Chair  4. Slate Fiberclay Ottoman  5. Souzani Circles Outdoor Rug 

Images: Home-Designing, Curbed, Urban Style Vibes,  Better Homes and GardensRemodelista