With summer on the way, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best rooftop gardens from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards, from a lush oasis on the roof of a Sydney penthouse to a tranquil rooftop courtyard complete with lotus pond in India.
Cornwall Gardens, Singapore, by Chang Architects
Vegetation cascades over the edges of this rooftop garden, designed by Chang Architects for a family in Singapore. Plants are abundant throughout the expansive home, which features a green courtyard, foyer and window boxes.
House in Nha Trang, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia
A lack of space led Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia to install a large garden on the staggered roof of this Vietnamese residence, featuring an assortment of trees, plants and flowers.
Darlington rooftop, Australia, by CO-AP
New South Wales firm CO-AP created a lush oasis on the roof of this penthouse in Sydney. A glass-fronted garden pavilion provides a space to relax, surrounding by indigenous plants, tree and shrub species.
Redline, France, by Pietri Architectes
Deep pink walls frame a central garden wedged between two halves of this housing block in France by Pietri Architectes, which is split down the middle to give residents views of the sea.
Casa Verne, Mexico, by Zeller & Moye
This house features a verdant garden with white marble paths, offering a peaceful getaway in a crowded Mexico City neighbourhood. Architects Zeller & Moye chose plants native to the region to reflect the natural fauna of the city.
Live Work Grow House, Canada, by Susan Fitzgerald
The rooftop courtyard of this mixed-use property in Canada contains a number of flower and vegetable beds for residents to use. According to the architect, the landscaped space offers respite within the busy city.
Chiltern House, Singapore, by WOW Architects
WOW Architects incorporated plants and ponds into the roof layout of this concrete home in Singapore. A lily pond sits directly outside the master bedroom, offering tranquil reflections of the overhead sky.
Wononscopomuc Residence, USA, by Allee Architecture and Design
A flourishing garden sits atop this lakeside house in Canada by local studio Allee Architecture, bursting with fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, flowers and coniferous plants.
Hem House, Vietnam, by Sanuki Daisuke Architects
This urban home in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City features a hidden rooftop garden, obscured from the street below. The planted terrace sits adjacent to the home’s study, creating a peaceful space to escape from work.
Veranda Roof Studio, India, by Studio Course
A mix of indoor and outdoor rooms frame a rooftop courtyard at this West Indian penthouse by Studio Course. The courtyard, which features a reading nook, waterfall and lotus pond, acts as a space for reading and relaxation.