Project Name: Ampath Laboratories
Type of garden: Indigenous
Maintenance requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Low
The Brief: Commercial project rooftop gardens, irrigation and maintenance in extent 325 m², Berms & open area landscaping 1500m², Terraforce walls 178m². The client wanted an indigenous garden that would blend in with the endemic Cape Fynbos & coastal vegetation. The existing sandy soil of the site suited this choice of vegetation perfectly.
Due to the exposure of the rooftop gardens to the prevailing south easterly winds together with the limited planting depth available, special care had to be taken during the selection of plants and soil mixture to be used. The plants used were to be large enough to blend in with those planted in the open ground, but still be able to survive in a very shallow layer of soil.