Garden Graffiti (Part 6): “Up the Ladder to the Roof” (Rooftop Gardens)


"Don't you wanna go up the ladder to the roof, where we can be see heaven much better?"
                           -Jean Terrell of the Supremes (from the song "Up the ladder to the Roof")


(below) I must be slipping, I know that skyline, but my mind can't place it [photo source]

..just a "made for browsing" collection of some cool Rooftop Landscaping that I ran across,  ENJOY!!!

(below) Soho District, Manhattan Penthouse  (on sale for a cool $26 million….actually the penthouse is free, the rooftop view is $26 million!!!)
(Note to self, for when I become a millionaire:    …….hmmmm, I could be happy there, bookmark that one and put it to the side 🙂 )


Above and Below, Flatron District, Manhattan,      1500sf  Rooftop

(…..featuring it's own irrigation system, and various seating/entertaining areas)

(below) A Roof Garden over a Parking Garage in Singapore [photo source]

(above and below)

Residence in Nah Trang, Vietnam  ……interesting!


(above and below)

Central Park West, New York,       lush, cozy rooftop

(below) ….."The Smell of Green",  overlooking Central Park, New York

(below) Rooftop Terrace at the Gramercy Hotel, New York
Note to Self: I could do some serious "Sunday Brunching" with a warm hearted girl up there!!!!

(below) …..somewhere in Manhattan
(Note to Self: "Dude, that is soooooo like my style" 🙂 )


many more Rooftop Garden/Landscaping inspirations further down……


The Supremes: "Up the Ladder to the Roof"

My all time favorite "Rooftop Romance" song. Still my fav', 45 years later.
dedicated to mom, 1939-2016, oh how the family would laugh at mama singing that song off key 🙂 )

(above and below)

  Rooftop in South London, England

(below) a "Shabby-Chic", Urban Oasis,  somewhere in Greece (….now that is the epitome of what I call "Garden Graffiti"!!!)

(below) Slick Penthouse rooftop in Soho District, New York


Above and Below, The Cliffs Suites at Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands

(… of my vacation later on in 2017. That lowest suite below, overlooking the crashing waves is where I'll be…..WOO WOO!!!!)

(below) Quaint Rooftop in Lower Manhattan

(below) Private rooftop terrace somewhere in Manhattan [photo source]

(Below) Rooftop garden in a Mexico City home, featuring roof garden surrounding a hammock in glass enclosed rooftop cube

(2 Photos Below) Outdoor area in Soho District, New York

(below) Upper Westside, Manhattan Terrace "Zen Zone"…not sure if it's on the rooftop, but whatever, too sharp not to post 🙂

(below) Upper Westside, Manhattan Terrace. Love that wood flooring. I wonder is that Teak?

(below) Location Unknown (Hate to use the same phrase twice in one post but……. "Dude, that is soooooo like my style" 🙂 )

(below) Park Avenue New York, 3200sf Rooftop [photo source]


(Final 12 Photos)

The Rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

~stay healthy~


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