- a garden on the flat roof of a house or other building.
- the top or top story of a building, having a garden, restaurant, or the like.
Origin of roof garden
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for roof garden
The dinner at Jack's had been excellent, and the roof-garden prime-chop.Painted Veils
So that's why I wanted to ask you just what a roof-garden is.The Dorrance Domain
Afterward they went to a midnight roof-garden, and at first it was rather dreary.Dangerous Days
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The girl turned, and, as on the night at the roof-garden, found the man's eyes upon her.Ben Blair
Our farm editor must have been raised on a New York roof-garden.A Hoosier Chronicle
- a garden on a flat roof of a building