The renovation for this 19,000 square foot roof garden over a garage includes extensive planting that provides year-round seasonal interest through use of flowering trees, evergreen trees and shrubs, deciduous shrubs with flowers and fall color, perennials for flowering interest, grasses for texture and bulbs for spring bloom. The intent was to select plants that are drought hardy, full sun tolerant and require low amounts of fertilizer and overall maintenance. A portion of the roof is a large lawn area to allow for multi functional activities and an area for a community vegetable and herb garden for the students.