Gardens by Design

Gardens by Design

by Noel Kingsbury, Nicola Browne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881927414

ISBN-13: 9780881927412

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated


Garden planners, home gardeners, and landscape designers will be turning to this exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noël Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process — from…  See more details below

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Garden planners, home gardeners, and landscape designers will be turning to this exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noël Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process — from choosing a garden style through planning its layout to maintaining its look over time. Encouraging a fluid approach to creativity, Gardens by Design will assist designers at all levels to understand the mechanics of plant combinations, to seek out cutting-edge and exquisite plants, and to nurture their garden's development, growth, and maintenance over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881927412
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword6
Introduction8
Pt. 1Planning the garden
Looking for inspiration14
Mind gardens20
Linking house and garden24
The wider landscape28
Open spaces34
Difficult spaces38
Formality and symmetry42
Twisting formality46
Shaping borders48
Plotting paths50
Town gardens56
Wildflower meadows62
Contemporary gardens66
Old gardens68
Simple surveying techniques72
Understanding your environment74
The planning process78
Using a designer80
Pt. 2Furnishing the garden
Working with light88
Changes in level92
Slopes94
Boundaries96
Materials for hard surfaces100
Outdoor living spaces102
Play areas104
Sustainable design106
Rocks and earthenscapes108
Creating illusions112
Sculpture116
Water in the garden118
Water in the contemporary garden120
Pt. 3Planting the garden
Plant selection128
Habitat planting132
Foliage136
Monochrome borders140
Combining colours144
Drawing planting plans148
Plant shapes152
Formal shapes156
Grasses160
Using evergreens164
Planting for succession - permanent168
Planting for succession - temporary172
Annual combinations174
Fading gloriously176
Using native plants182
Planting mixed borders186
Exotics190
Dry gardens194
Vegetable gardens198
Planting for wildlife202
Container planting206
Planting around water210

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