Roof Gardens

History, Design, and Construction

Theodore H. Osmundson (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

In the first comprehensive study published in English, respected landscape architect Theodore Osmundson provides the practical information professionals need to be able to include well-designed and well-constructed roof gardens in their projects.

Roof Gardens covers site considerations, construction, design elements, and maintenance, as well as useful data and sources of supply and information. It presents a wealth of material, including typical sections and details of raised planters, walls, paving, drainage, and lighting. It also discusses planting soils and root-proofing, reviews useful new construction techniques-largely unknown in the United States-and offers a richly illustrated tour of roof gardens around the world and through history.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • October 1999
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73012-8
  • 8.9 × 11.3 in / 320 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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“[H]as been considered the bible of traditional rooftop design….a classic…a must have in your library of design books.” —

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