We are in the midst of designing a roof deck on top of a garden pavilion in Shell Beach. This isn’t an ordinary garden pavilion. Architect Richard LeGros has designed a structure that has stretched what the owners thought was possible on the site. Outdoor living space has been exponentially multiplied, and the landscape design is the catalyst that ties the house and pavilion structure together.

The roof of the pavilion will have a roof deck and gas fire pit. Surrounding the deck will be grasses and succulents that are planted in a ‘LiveRoof’ modular system.

Our local wholesale nursery, Native Sons, specializes in such systems, so Jeffrey and I stopped by to see their growing grounds and gather inspiration.

Below are some examples of what they have growing. Love the large sweeps of sedums, and that soft edge of the grasses.  (First image shown is an early rendering of the roof deck.)