Posts Tagged ‘green roofs’

  The Highline has quickly become a hotspot on the west side of Manhattan. With an array of native plant species and juxtaposition of old and new, this park provides a unique perspective of the industrial edge of the city. Section two, scheduled to open in spring of 2011 has a lot of amazing features including a grass lawn over 23rd street, more wildflower meadows and an elevated walkway that will give you the feeling of floating through the trees planted below. The coolest part of the Highline, in my opinion, is that it is a seamless example of a green roof installation. Green roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and functional while still being an environmentally conscious design solution. Watch the video and have a sneak peek at section 2 at the link below:


I attached some pictures from our private tour of the unfinished highline at 34th Street (section 3) this fall. This section is still not owned by the organization. It really gives perspective for how much they transformed the tracks.


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Welcome to the blog for Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design. I own and operate a full service landscape design and installation company based in New York City that focuses on rooftop/terrace gardens, green roofs, and back yard landscapes. Urban gardening is a passion of mine, and I find great satisfaction in making the most out of small spaces. Transforming a blank space into a stunning garden is nothing short of exhilerating.

This blog is a place for me to express my viewpoint as a designer, and to review good and bad landscape designs throughout Manhattan. No doubt, I will be sharing tons of advice and tips to maximize outdoor spaces in the city (and beyond). I also invite questions, comments, and opinions from my readers. After all, this is a two way conversation. Join me as I post video shorts, articles, products, and images that will help you get to know who I am, and why I am inspired and energized by the work that I do. Here’s to brilliant seasonal plantings, unexpected garden designs, and to reducing the number of plastic lawn ornaments in the world!


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