Designing and Renovating Larger Gardens

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Award-winning landscape designer Douglas Coltart offers practical instructions for designing and renovating spacious gardens, with an eye towards issues unique to those working with at least a third of an acre of land. This book will enable gardeners to make a range of positive changes, such as anchoring the garden into the surrounding landscape, making the most of arrival space, creating focal points, working with scale and proportion, and cultivating a sense of spatial unity. Using illustrated case studies, ...
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Overview


Award-winning landscape designer Douglas Coltart offers practical instructions for designing and renovating spacious gardens, with an eye towards issues unique to those working with at least a third of an acre of land. This book will enable gardeners to make a range of positive changes, such as anchoring the garden into the surrounding landscape, making the most of arrival space, creating focal points, working with scale and proportion, and cultivating a sense of spatial unity. Using illustrated case studies, the author recounts triumphs (and tribulations) from his past projects. With practical instructions, inspirational case studies, and photos of spacious gardens worldwide, this book will prove an indispensable resource for amateur and professional garden designers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928242
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 10.69 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Douglas Coltart is a landscape architect and garden designer whose company, Viridarium, specializes in innovative large-scale projects. He lectures frequently in the UK, has been featured on various TV shows, and has twice been awarded the Royal Horticulture Society Gold Medal for his designs. He lives in Scotland.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     6
Acknowledgements     7
Preface     8
Finding a Garden's Character     11
Integrating Garden and Landscape     31
Unifying House and Garden     59
Managing the Larger Garden     103
Gardens for Today     123
Useful Plants for Design Purposes     143
Further Reading     165
Useful Organizations     166
Index     167
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