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Gardening for Roof Terraces and Balconies Paperback – January 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (January 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903141451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903141458
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,447,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"'Some city-dwellers think that making a roof garden is an easy short-cut to heaven on earth (or at least just above it). In reality, roof gardens are a pretty specialised from of garden design, and the conditions for plants are as tough as they come. Here at last is a book that will help you to make one successfully.' Stephen Anderton, The Times gardener."

About the Author

Michele Osbourne graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris as a linguist before moving to England. Her passion for art and architecture inspired her to become a landscape designer, and she began practising in 1984. She has since completed many projects both in England and abroad, working increasingly with developers and architects. She won the prestigious Guardian's Britannia Homebuilder's Award for "Best Landscaping". Designing many roof terraces in London's East End and Docklands allowed her to discover views of the city, which she found so exhilarating that she decided to abandon her Victorian terraced house in favour of a converted telephone exchange, where she could build her own roof garden.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary on November 30, 2008
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Do not purchase this book if you're looking for a how-to manual on building a roof deck or balcony. This is not a DIY roofing book. But, it's still very valuable for those craving a bit of green space in the concrete jungle. It's full of beautiful pictures for gardeners like me, who need inspiration. Numerous pages are book-marked and we will use them as guides when we hire contractors to construct our roof deck. Every style is included from modern minimal to fanciful-eclectic.

This is one of my favorite gardening books. Once again, a must for city-dwelling gardeners.
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