roof garden


: a restaurant or nightclub at the top of a building often in connection with or decorated to suggest an outdoor garden

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web From there, a grand staircase carried you to an actual roof garden, with views across the city. Dallas News, 24 May 2022 While the roof is currently unfinished, the listing states it can be turned into a roof garden and is accessible by stairs. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2022 Other urban perks: There is no lawn on the 8,712-square-foot lot, but a dog run and dog wash are in the garage and the roof garden has raised vegetable beds. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2022 This year, she was selected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for its prestigious roof garden commission, but it has been postponed until next spring because of supply-chain issues. New York Times, 6 May 2022 Halsey will also create a site-specific installation for the roof garden of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer. NBC News, 26 Mar. 2022 Cool fact: The roof garden is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Sarofim Campus. Robin Soslow, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 The property features a roof garden and terraces on each level, bicycle parking and showers, and windows that can be opened to allow fresh air in. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021 The 5 star hotel includes 76 rooms and suites (mostly suites) with the spectacular 400 square meter penthouse with its enormous panoramic roof garden opening onto the city. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roof garden was in 1895

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“Roof garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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