roof garden


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

Examples of roof garden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On The Met’s roof garden, there can be very high winds. Vogue, 15 Apr. 2024 The office was stuffed with perks meant to lure millennials: arcade games, dog-friendly policies, a roof garden, endless snacks. Curbed, 12 Dec. 2023 The first concerns are water and soot April 17, 2019 Early in the reconstruction, the design of the replacement spire was the subject of brief but passionate controversy, with proposals that included a sleek glass tower and a roof garden, even a beam of light in lieu of a structure. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 The Depot also increased the city’s green space with its 16,000-square-foot roof garden, planted with 75 birches and 20 pine trees. Chris Schalkx, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2023 The Vice Media headquarters in Williamsburg featured a roof garden, seltzer on tap, and the odd band playing in the lobby with free Vice-brand beer. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 6 June 2023 From left: a photo taken by John Rhoden of Richenda Rhoden on the roof garden of their home in 1975. Clio Chang, Curbed, 16 June 2023 Not only does a geothermal heating and cooling system moderate the spa's temperature, but the building also boasts a green roof garden terrace to insulate the building, reduce energy use and water runoff, and provide a venue for birds and butterflies. Maridel Reyes, Women's Health, 6 June 2023 Also, the roof gardens would produce fruits and vegetables. Dirk Sutro, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 June 2023

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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 24 May. 2024.

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