Inner city rooftop garden

A richly planted rooftop terrace garden design shows that even in the city, creating a garden escape is possible.

Abundant rich green planting and the cooling moody tones of bluestone paving combine to create the ultimate rooftop escape. Splitting the design into various rooms and levels creates a sense of depth for the space and the added water feature helps to mask inner city noise.

your outdoor garden design starts here

So you’re looking for garden landscape ideas or maybe you’re undertaking a new outdoor patio design; the best starting point is to look through images and identify the things you like and the things you don’t.

Consider how you’d like to use your outdoor space and what sort of overall effect you’re looking to create. Are you after a tranquil garden or looking for outdoor kitchen ideas? Do you have a young family that needs space to grow and play, or would you like to put in a pool? Thinking about these larger concepts at the beginning of your planning helps immeasurably to ensure you design a functional space that complements your lifestyle.

The next step is to consider a few of the practicalities, as a beautiful and functional outdoor space will be used all year round. Natural stone is often used in outdoor design and provides a huge spectrum of design options. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone for beautiful light and airy courtyards, a dense granite works beautifully around a BBQ area while concrete pavers mean you have a huge colour range to choose between. Low retaining walls work wonders for breaking up a space and giving a garden levels and depth while higher stone walls can provide some privacy from your neighbours. Finish off the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some comfortable outdoor furniture and your outdoor room is complete.

Don’t forget that the best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole heap of home and garden ideas before you talk to your landscape designer. Show them what appeals to you and what kinds of things might suit your home. They’ll use these garden ideas as a way to navigate through options and when it comes to outdoor paving ideas, the same is true. When you come into one of our design showrooms to select your outdoor paving tiles, show us the proposed designs for your garden space and other styles that you like so that we can help you pick out the outdoor stone that is best suited to your design.

We believe a natural stone tile is always the best selection if you’re wanting a finished design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, come and talk to us. We’d love to hear from you.


Landscape Designer

Secret Gardens