Low-Maintenance Gardens: 10 Simple Steps to Beautiful, Easy and Stylish Outside Spaces (Garden Style Guides Series))

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Garden Style Guide

Low-Maintenance Gardening: 10 simple steps to beautiful, easy and stylish outside spaces

Some of the most wonderful, exciting and innovative, contemporary gardens are also incredibly low maintenance. These new designs rely on great structure and exciting materials - low maintenance doesn’t have to be all hard surfaces and drab planting. Here, Caroline Tilston shows you how to treat your garden as you would any other room in ...

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Overview

Garden Style Guide

Low-Maintenance Gardening: 10 simple steps to beautiful, easy and stylish outside spaces

Some of the most wonderful, exciting and innovative, contemporary gardens are also incredibly low maintenance. These new designs rely on great structure and exciting materials - low maintenance doesn’t have to be all hard surfaces and drab planting. Here, Caroline Tilston shows you how to treat your garden as you would any other room in the house, designing, decorating, lighting and styling it. A world of possibilities is opening up for stunning gardens that also happen to require minimal care.

  • Features newly commissioned photography by Steve Gorton
  • Illustrated with specially drawn garden plans
  • Packed with highly practical tips and quick-fix solutions
  • Includes in detail 10 beautiful gardens to inspire
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470517512
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Series: Garden Style Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Tilston is the author of Small Family Gardens (2007) and Modern Family Gardens (2006), John Wiley & Sons. Having worked for over a decade in television production, Caroline retrained as a gardener with the National Trust. For the last ten years, she has been running her own garden design business, The Oak Studio Design Ltd. She also writes for gardening magazines and national newspapers, as well as doing radio broadcasting.

Steve Gorton is an established photographer, with over 20 years’ experience of working with publishers. He is the photographer of English Eccentric Interiors by Miranda Harrison (John Wiley & Sons, 2006) and Parisian Architecture of the Belle Epoque by Roy Johnston (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Information.

Introduction.

1. Planning.

2. Design.

3. Horizontals.

4. Verticals.

5. Plant design.

6. Which plants?

7. Lighting.

8. Water.

9. Decoration.

10. Wildlife.

Inspiration.

Introduction.

1. Built-in seating.

2. Walled.

3. Interlocking shapes.

4. Water.

5. Pergola.

6. Meadow planting.

7. Tiny.

8. Classic.

9. Containers.

10. Raised beds.

Directory.

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