Roof garden

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A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building.wikipedia
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Roof

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A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building.
A roof may also provide additional living space, for example a roof garden.

Urban agriculture

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The practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings is sometimes referred to as rooftop farming.
In 2010, New York City saw the building and opening of the world's largest privately owned and operated rooftop farm, followed by an even larger location in 2012.

Green roof

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Rooftop farming is usually done using green roof, hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens.
Traditional roof gardens, which require a reasonable depth of soil to grow large plants or conventional lawns, are considered intensive because they are labour-intensive, requiring irrigation, feeding, and other maintenance.

High-rise building

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The medieval Egyptian city of Fustat had a number of high-rise buildings that Nasir Khusraw in the early 11th century described as rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.
Al-Muqaddasi, in the 10th century, described them as resembling minarets, while Nasir Khusraw, in the early 11th century, described some of them rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.

Kensington Roof Gardens

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Kensington Roof Gardens (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens and later The Roof Gardens) is a private roof garden covering 6000 m2 on top of the former Derry & Toms building on Kensington High Street in central London.

Deck (building)

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Larger buildings may also have decks on the upper floors of the building which can be open to the public as observation decks or greeneries.

Terrace garden

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They are often discussed in conjunction with roof gardens, although they are not always true roof gardens, instead being balconies and decks.

Garden

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A roof garden is a garden on the roof of a building.

Hydroponics

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Rooftop farming is usually done using green roof, hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens.

Aeroponics

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Rooftop farming is usually done using green roof, hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens.

Container garden

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Rooftop farming is usually done using green roof, hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens.

Plant

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Humans have grown plants atop structures since the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia (4th millennium BC–600 BC) had plantings of trees and shrubs on aboveground terraces.

Ziggurat

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Humans have grown plants atop structures since the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia (4th millennium BC–600 BC) had plantings of trees and shrubs on aboveground terraces.

Mesopotamia

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Humans have grown plants atop structures since the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia (4th millennium BC–600 BC) had plantings of trees and shrubs on aboveground terraces.

Roman Empire

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An example in Roman times was the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, which had an elevated terrace where plants were grown.

Villa of the Mysteries

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An example in Roman times was the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, which had an elevated terrace where plants were grown.

Pompeii

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An example in Roman times was the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, which had an elevated terrace where plants were grown.

Caesarea

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A roof garden has also been discovered around an audience hall in Roman-Byzantine Caesarea.

Egypt in the Middle Ages

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The medieval Egyptian city of Fustat had a number of high-rise buildings that Nasir Khusraw in the early 11th century described as rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.

Fustat

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The medieval Egyptian city of Fustat had a number of high-rise buildings that Nasir Khusraw in the early 11th century described as rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.

Nasir Khusraw

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The medieval Egyptian city of Fustat had a number of high-rise buildings that Nasir Khusraw in the early 11th century described as rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.

Water wheel

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The medieval Egyptian city of Fustat had a number of high-rise buildings that Nasir Khusraw in the early 11th century described as rising up to 14 stories, with roof gardens on the top story complete with ox-drawn water wheels for irrigating them.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are often depicted as tall structures holding vegetation; even immense trees.