Garden design : a book of ideas

by Howcroft, Heidi,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Gardening & Landscaping 712 How
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Author Marianne Majerus was one of three photographers for the seminal book by Prince Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales, Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated , published in 2014, which Camilla Swift of Gardens Illustrated praised for its photographs, "images so breathtaking I want to jump into them."

In Garden Design: A Book of Ideas , she and Heidi Howcroft have created a stunning guide to designing gardens of all types. Ideal for all gardeners and landscape architects this book inspires and encourages while giving practical advice and clear instruction for creating a beautiful garden in any setting.

Any experienced gardener knows there is no single way to design a garden. Personal style and creativity are what make gardening exciting and produce an enjoyable garden. In this outstanding reference the concise text, 600 inspirational photographs and 24 real-life case studies can help anyone create a dream garden.

Incisive advice takes the reader through the entire process: assessing the garden situation, developing a design, installing the components, and finally, dressing the space. The brilliant color photographs show an enormous variety of gardens and their elements in detail, varying from large and small, to urban and rural, covering a wide range of styles, including contemporary, modern, city, Mediterranean and natural. There are plant recommendations throughout the book.

Garden Design profiles existing gardens to illustrate important considerations that will factor into the final result, such as, Where is Your Garden? What Do You Want From Your Garden? and Knowing Your Soil.

Here is a brief sampling of the contents:

Structure (e.g., Paths, Enclosures) Materials (e.g., Stone, Timber) Steps and Ramps (e.g., Outdoor Staircases) Enclosures and Barriers (e.g., Hedges, Gates) Shaping the Garden (e.g., Mounds, Slopes) Greenery and Flowers (e.g., Trees: Scene Stealers; Working with Color Stems, Berries, Foliage) Shade (e.g., Light up the Dark with White Flowers) Flowers (e.g., Paint with Plants, Borders For All Seasons) Vegetables (e.g., No-Dig and Raised Beds) Furnishings (e.g., Fountains, Loungers, Lighting) Difficult Plots and Tricks of the Trade (e.g., Tiny Spaces and Odd Proportions).

Creating a garden is part common sense and part instinct but almost everybody needs some help to achieve the garden of their dreams. Garden Design: A Book of Ideas inspires and motivates but it also provides practical guidance.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collaboration between U.K.-based Howcroft, a landscape architect and author of more than 20 books, and award-winning garden photographer Majerus will make readers want to take a long walk in a fragrant garden. Without any hint of didacticism, Howcroft presents a wide range of garden spaces with the aim of inspiring gardeners and showing the breadth of possibility for beauty and diversity in outdoor spaces. The text encourages would-be gardeners to consider the location and soil type, the surrounding architecture, and their goals for the garden. It presents a series of case studies, showing different gardens and how and why they achieve their beauty and distinctive style. 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 spaces. It includes sections on types of paving, enclosures, garden furniture, and art. This book will inspire readers to envision what is possible even in the smallest, most improbable spaces. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Gardens -- Design.
Gardens -- Design -- Pictorial works.
Landscape gardening.
Publisher Buffalo, New York :2015
Contributors Majerus, Marianne, photographer.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781770855243
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