Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rooftop Gardens in Madison, WI

This weekend I spent time in Madison, WI visiting some other rooftop gardens for inspiration.  Though these gardens aren't producing food like the Edible Skyline project will, they are beautiful greenscapes in the city and are doing a lot to capture rainwater and keep the sewers healthy! 

On top of St. Mary's Hospital

Another view of the gardens at St. Mary's

This is the largest rooftop garden in Madison,
at University Square on the UW- Madison campus.

The green walled area on the far side of this garden
is a beautiful social area for students living in these apartments! 

It's difficult to see in this picture, but the Unitarian Society building has
rooftop planters capturing water above its worship hall.

A creative and artistic downspout - made from bell-shaped
cups which capture water and allow it spill down into the cups below.

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