Saturday, October 4, 2014

Garden On The Top Of The Building

I visited the top of the C.D. Howe building during Doors Open, and you can visit the original post here.  I had a couple of extra shots stashed away. The garden up here is pleasant to visit, and the views of both Ottawa and Gatineau are splendid. The cranes and scaffolding are part of the ongoing work on Parliament Hill. I'll have to come back here again next year for the weekend, now that I know about it.




33 comments:

  1. The garden wherever it is done right.

    Tomás.

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  2. Seems like that would be an especially interesting place to garden.

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  3. A roof top garden is a great find, enjoy nature with a view.

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  4. Those flowers do well up there!

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  5. Great view and fun place for a garden. It looks like the kind of place that would look different every season.

    JA at GDP

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  6. Wonderful, I'd like to see more shots of the view over the city and the river from that roof garden.

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  7. That is a beautiful garden on the top of the building! It looks such a nice place to enjoy both flowers and the view of city :-)

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  8. This looks to be a fine spot to view the sights and eat a tomato off the vine. Hello Mr. Sun!

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  9. @Tomas: I thought so.

    @Revrunner: I would think so!

    @Marianne: and it's quite a view.

    @Marleen: they certainly do.

    @Greensboro: I expect so.

    @Jan: I'll have to come back next year. It's the only time the public has access.

    @Tamago: it is.

    @Birdman: they do grow vegetables up there as well as flowers.

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  10. I'm a big fan of rooftop gardens. Great use of space!

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  11. An incredible view from a really beautiful place...

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  12. Love the idea of a rooftop garden!

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  13. @EG: it works so well.

    @Tex: it is quite productive.

    @VP: it really is a good view from the top. I feel envious of the public servants who have free access to the place.

    @Luis: so did I.

    @Cheryl: it has character, and suits the surroundings.

    @Judy: it would be a good idea in other places.

    @Sharon: much better than just hardtop.

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  14. I love a rooftop garden William, such a nice environment to enjoy city views.

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  15. Good idea to use the roof, lovely!

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  16. A garden is the best use of a rooftop!

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  17. I do like a rooftop garden. I Seattle there are several and even some on sections of unused freeway. Very cool.
    At a Nursery I worked at we had one over the entrance to the Annual Greenhouse. I even got to help plant it. Fun! MB

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  18. Looked beautiful with a great view!

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  19. I love the whole concept of roof gardens!

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  20. Very nice! Too bad that access is so limited though I assume tenants/employees in the building can enjoy it.

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  21. @Grace: it is, yes.

    @Karl: it is creative.

    @Norma: and good for the environment.

    @MB: if I tried planting anything, I'd end up killing it.

    @Spiderdama: there's no shortage of good views out this way.

    @RedPat: it's a calming kind of place.

    @Kay: the people working there are lucky to have access it most of the year, though they do lock it down over the winter.

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  22. Will it be open in the winter so you can get snow shots?

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  23. Nothing like a rooftop garden.

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  24. @Beth: thanks!

    @Whisk: definitely!

    @Linda: I thought so!

    @Linda: unfortunately they do lock the roof up over the winter.

    @Randy: indeed.

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  25. I think rooftop gardens are a great invention.

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  26. I love the idea of this. When we are in a hotel, high above the city, I often spot them.

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