Rooftop gardens are hidden delights, and the Upper West has its share of green gems. Author (“Roof Explorer’s Guide”) and blogger Leslie Adatto will take our walking tour to a whole new level with a peek at 3 rooftop gardens along Broadway.
We’ll start atop a pre-war co-op, luxuriating in an abundance of annuals and herbs, then skip down a few levels to the wonderful Lotus Garden, a community garden planted on top of a parking garage. Back up we’ll go to another co-op, with pergolas, fruit trees, and views galore from water towers to the Hudson. Volunteer “sky-level” gardeners will additionally share what they have learned about wind, weight, irrigation, paving –and building regulations!
Whether offering stunning views or simply access to a little greenery and fresh air, these urban oases bring nature’s magic to life above our city streets.