Garden Design: A Book of Ideas (Paperback)

Garden Design: A Book of Ideas By Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus Cover Image
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A valuable and inspiring resource for advanced and beginner gardeners alike

"Paging through the exquisite photographs in this coffee-table book is like being given a sneak peek into some of the world's most gorgeous private outdoor space "
-- Publishers Weekly

"If you buy Mom one garden book for Mother's Day, make it this one "
-- National Post

With sales of 25,000 and now back in print, Garden Design is an essential purchase for all retail and library garden collections It is a must-have visual reference for garden owners, with over 600 images of gardens and garden elements along with incisive advice on garden design Through the pictures and words, it takes readers from concept to execution of a personalized garden built on sound design principles

The sample gardens shown are large and small, urban and rural, and in a wide range of styles Every aspect of designing a garden is explored, from assessing a property to choosing a style, selecting the right components, such as landscaping and boundaries, and tackling more challenging spaces A gallery of 22 case studies further illustrates how to design a personal paradise

Each chapter instructs on numerous related topics and presents illustrative case studies:

  • Basics: Where, Why and What: A Question of Style; Contemporary Design; Classical Design; Natural Design
  • The Components
  • Structure: The Backbone of a Garden; Paths and Drives; Patios and Terraces; Enclosure and Barriers
  • Shaping the Garden: Greenery and Flowers; Furnishing the Garden
  • Difficult Plots and Tricks of the Trade

The lavish spreads address topics such as paved patios and offer a variety of photographs in different styles with concise practical text Case studies inspire with imagery and information

Garden Design: A Book of Ideas is an ideal resource for the home gardener It will continue to inspire as the garden matures and changes over the seasons and years

About the Author

Heidi Howcroft worked as a landscape architect in Germany for many years She is the author of over 20 books covering a wide range of garden topics She lives in Somerset, UK Marianne Majerus is one of the world's finest garden photographers She is a regular contributor to many publications, including House and Garden and The Wall Street Journal She has illustrated more than 50 books Her numerous awards include International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 and Garden Media Guild Garden Photographer of the Year 2011 She lives in London, UK

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770858749
ISBN-10: 1770858741
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English