paper, 192 pp., $16.95
British garden designer and author Caroline Tilston discusses the advantages and challenges in developing a rooftop garden in this informative and inspiring guide, richly illustrated with contemporary designs for residences. After a review of the technical details, the text deals with such practical design considerations as roof size and strength. Photographs and descriptions of ten rooftop gardens will inspire the reader in the second section where the emphasis is on the suitability of the spare, modern style to an environmentally friendly garden.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden