On the top of the Seminar II building, roof top gardens reduce the impact of the buildings by mitigating the increase in impervious surface created by the new construction. They were planted with species designed to be low maintenance due to low water needs and, in some cases, the ability to self-propagate. Landscape architects designed these gardens using existing European prototypes. Although most of the gardens are not visible, several can be viewed easily.
How to get to the garden:
To get to the garden go to the very top level of any Seminar II Building.
- Rain Roof Gardens Plant Species List
- Dunnett, Nigel and Andy Clayden. 2007. Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape. Timber Press.
- Dunnett, Nigel and Noel Kingsbury. 2008. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls. Revised and Updated Edition. Timber Press.
- Osumundson, Theodore. 1997. Roof Gardens: History, Design, and Construction. W. W. Norton & Company.
- The Native Plant Salvage Project
- Green Roof & Green Wall Resource Portal