As good design is the key to a successful garden, this book has collected together some of the best of today's structural garden plans, providing practical solutions for sites of varying size and shape in both town and country. After an Introduction that explains the basics of garden design, the book features about 200 structural garden plans divided into thematic chapters. The plans include those for problem sites, such as small, narrow, shaded or sloping gardens, as well as key garden features such as steps, decking, boundaries, water features, lighting, ornaments, together with key planting. The book also includes a glossary of terms and techniques, as well as a directory of the designers' contact details.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to Design A Garden Assessing the site; considering which gardening ideas inspire you; consideration of aspect, climate, and soil type; drawing up a checklist of possible materials and plants; preparing a budget; making and executing your own working plan; Chapter one: Theme Gardens; Chapter two: Urban Gardens; Chapter three: Informal Gardens; Chapter four: Small Gardens; Chapter five: Water Gardens; Chapter six: Formal Gardens; Chapter seven: Country Gardens; Glossary; Index; Acknowledgments.
Previously a freelance garden and landscape designer, whose commissions include those for The Royal Horticultural Society, Andrew Wilson teaches the professional diploma course in Garden Design Studies at the world-famous Inchbald School of Design in London. An experienced writere, Andrew has written for The Garden, Gardens Illustrated, House and Garden, Landscape Design, and the Sunday Telegraph. He is also the author of The Creative Water Garden, and was a contributor to The Esssential Garden Book and The Modern Garden Makers. His book Influential Gardeners is published by Mitchell Beazley, as is his follow-up to The Book of Garden Plans, The Book of Plans for Small Gardens. Andrew lives in Surrey.