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October 1st, 2013 at 6:05 am

Green Roof – Atlanta Botanical Garden

This weekend was my first trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It was well worth the $18.95 admission, and the $5.00 for parking. It’s a great way to get some exercise (a lot of walking involved), while seeing beautiful scenery. They had a wide variety of plants both inside and out, and even a park for children.

When first entering the building of the Atlanta Botanical Garden I noticed a green roof (or as I call it a roof garden). I consider any energy efficient roof as “green”, roofs that I see on a daily basis. However, I do not see many roof gardens in the south, so I snapped some photos.

roof garden

Green Roof at Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

living roof

Plants on Roof

Plants cover nearly 50% of the visitor center roof area, provide natural cooling, sound insulation, and additional wildlife habitat for the many squirrels, birds, lizards, and critters that live at the park. This roof consist of five layers of material for waterproofing for the interior.

If you are interested in visiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden additional information can be found below.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-876-5859

http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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