In the heights: Rooftop garden bliss


A project that was hard to access, this rooftop garden now shines

harrisons rooftop garden

This rooftop garden installed by Harrison’s Landscaping has become an amazing location for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying the Australian climate. However the process for creating it was far from easy.

spiral metal garden staircase

sandstone wall

The only access to the rooftop was through a metal spiral staircase. This resulted in all materials and tools having to be carried up and down the stairs. The rooftop began as a concrete slab overrun with lantana. After Harrison’s Landscapes stepped in, the space is a perfect contemporary outdoor space.

garden path

contemporary outdoor room

Concrete footings and retaining walls were installed to create the main space, and then the cabana was added. This cabana includes a cantilevered corner, down lights and heaters – ensuring the family can use the cabana throughout the year and the elements.

outdoor garden decor bottles

outdoor armchair

The space includes seating, a BBQ area and plenty of greenery. Harrison’s included Buxus, Magnolias, tree ferns, Leriope, Lilly Pilly and Murraya. This created a lushness and variety to the rooftop area. The tiles used are 800 x 800 travertine tiles, which created a beautiful effect against the planting.

outdoor style and decor

layered rooftop garden

The end result for the clients is a practical and beautiful garden and entertaining area. And with the spiral staircase, it ensures lots of exercise with use.

outdoor throw cushions

garden water feature

view from rooftop garden

sandstone wall

Written by Lauren Farquhar