This comprehensive paperback includes just about everything a gardener would want to know about designing a garden. (The publisher assures us that it is a book "to help you create a garden to suit your lifestyle.") Some of these designs, by 15 professional garden designers, would require an acre of land (swimming pools, spas, summer houses, gazebos, and pools and ponds stocked with ornamental fish), but there are some designs to accommodate smaller spaces. There's not room here to list everything covered in the book, but it includes city gardens, country gardens, water gardens, gates and entrances, paths and paving, walls and screens, pergolas, sculpture, awnings and umbrellas, trees, shrubs, climbers, grasses and bamboos, ferns, bulbs and tubers, trellises, containers, and decks. More than 350 color photos add to the book's value.