Roof Garden East London

Grow a Friendly Space


The clients live in this east London apartment with their two cats. Due to privacy issues their large Funky Roof Terrace London garden terrace is underused and the clients wish to make more of this outdoor space. The terrace shares a boundary with a communal area, which is accessed via the clients terrace – however the other residents of the complex do not have right of access via the clients London roof terrace. Whilst the view is vast, it is not particularly spectacular, with views of two other apartment blocks to the right and rear of the terrace.


This London garden design divides the space into smaller areas, using planters, of various sizes, materials and shapes, to create the divisions. There are three distinct areas to the terrace. The first contains a large raised bed constructed from red cedar decking and timber, bounded on 2 sides with a Perspex and wooden slatted screen to help with privacy and protect from the wind. The client also has the option of adding a shade sail and large mattress cushions at a later stage should they so choose.

In the bottom south corner of the terrace, demarcated with three large stainless steel planters containing elegant ‘betula nigra’, is a small bench to look out over the best view, in relative privacy.

To the right hand side of the south boundary will be a bespoke dining ‘pod’. Constructed from red cedar decking, the rectangular structure will benefit from a half clad perspex roof and timber cladding to one side to provide privacy and shelter from the wind. This structure will accomodate the client’s existing table and chairs.

Roof garden East London

Flooring in the space takes the form of a large elliptical artificial lawn surrounded by black granuflex rubber tiles.

The rest of the space will be finished with these a vartiety of pots, with a colour scheme of orange, cerise pink and burgundy red. The existing blue boundary walls will be painted aubergine to compliment colour of the apartment building.

family garden design
family garden design
family garden design
family garden design