The rooftop gardens at 401 Richmond began in an informal way, back in 1995, and has evolved into a 6,500 square foot cedar deck, resplendent with flowers, vines and pollinator shrubs — many of which have been grown from seed and organic herbs and vegetables grow in recycled planter boxes. A lush blanket of sedum extends beyond the patios covering an additional 3,000 square feet of roof space. There are also a number of large planters that hold trees and perennial shrubs that winter over on the roof. This fabulous outdoor space offers spectacular views of the downtown skyline.
In the fall of 2000, a 40 foot greenhouse was installed to provide winter shelter for large tropical plants and to act as a nursery to start spring/summer annuals from seed. The greenhouse provides an early start to the growing season and a stunning collection of blooms in early spring.