Checking in on Liza’s Garden:

How well did Liza’s Garden, atop the Royal Ontario Museum, survive the exceptionally brutal winter of 2014? As part of the ROM’s Biodiversity storytelling team, environmental visual communication student Vincent Luk was on hand when researchers and PhD students paid a call to assess the roof’s biodiversity, vegetation profile and overall state of health. As can be seen in the photos accompanying Vincent’s illuminating blog post, the bees and grasshoppers are very much at home in Liza’s Garden…and the chives in particular are thriving.

Liza’s Garden was designed by PLANT Architect Inc. with Gardens in the Sky. You can see what it looked like when it was installed in 2008 at

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