Roof Deck Gardens

A roof garden is a powerful option for protecting your investment in your property.  It substantially enhances re-sale and/or rental values, and it raises property values.  The most obvious advantage of a roof garden is having a valuable amenity that enhances the worth of the structure it occupies for a relatively modest expenditure.  A roof garden or balcony typically adds 10-25% value (or more) to the property in high-end neighborhoods.

One of the great benefits of roof gardens, vertical gardens and green roofs is that they protect the underlying roof covering, which extends the life of the existing roof fabric by up to twice as long.  A green roof protects the roof itself from climate extremes and physical wear-and-tear, thereby greatly increasing the life expectancy of the roof. 

Buildings with roof gardens lose 30% less heat in the winter, are cooler in the summer, and offer year-round sound insulation.  Green roofs can improve the thermal resistance of the roof assembly throughout the year – especially in summer months – by helping to reduce cooling costs, and by saving fuel.  By enhancing the protection from outside noise levels, green roofs typically reduce reflective sound and improve sound insulation.

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We’re Ready to Help

Whether you are looking to spruce up an existing roof deck, or starting from scratch, we at Foliaire have the capacity and experience to bring your ideas to life. We have the expertise to suggest trees, shrubs and flowers that will work well in your space, and we can help plan and install the hardware to make it all work – irrigation, lighting, seating and storage. We can set up privacy screens or living walls to focus attention on the best aspects of your view.


Our Process


We start with an on-site consultation with one of our design staff. We then follow up the consultation with a written overview of your project, accompanied by a design contract or construction estimates for the services you requested.

Afterward, we tailor the design to balance cost-effectiveness and clear communication, leading to an efficient installation. The majority of our designs use full-color 3D modeling. You can explore these models in real-time with your designer. The final design is easily accessible with a shared presentation.


We carefully plan and customize our installations to your unique situation. We take into consideration your requirements, the site constraints, scheduling, appropriate equipment, and more. As a result, we make your installation as easy as possible.


Finally, we guarantee the preservation and performance of your landscape with our range of superior service programs. We carefully assign our uniformed horticultural technicians to provide personal and professional plant health care. Plus, we offer a follow-up service to meet your garden’s requirements.

Hear from our clients


Over the past ten years, Foliaire has designed and maintained the front and back gardens of my South End brownstone and also the grounds at our oceanfront home in Rockport. They incorporate lighting and stonework better than most. We have a driveway like no other. Inside our Rockport home, Matt was able to take my vision of a two story ‘green wall’ to a final reality. It’s very special! I highly recommend working with Foliaire on any project.

The Foliaire team are the most creative and responsive people we have worked with. They came up with a dynamic design for our South Boston roof deck and followed through on every suggestion, offering fixes and options that made the process fun. They are great partners who created a wonderful urban getaway spot that we love.

The team at Foliaire created a stunning urban oasis for our family. They listened to our design requests and made the vision a reality beyond our expectations. They are wonderful to work with, accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and honest. We continue to recommend Foliaire to everyone. They do not disappoint!

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