Garden Design: A Book of Ideas (Discount Book)
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Author: Heidi Howcroft, Marianne Majerus
Page Count: 320
List Price: $36.99
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.