This book presents the best garden designs of the last ten years from more than 50 top garden designers. It offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden. It draws on the talents of celebrated designers such as Tom Stuart Smith, Luciano Giubbilei, Charlotte Rowe, Ian Kitson, John Brookes, Cleve West, Dan Pearson and Andy Sturgeon. It also showcases the work of lesser-known designers whose innovating designs deserve wider recognition.
The process of garden design requires many thousands of small decisions in the pursuit of the most appealing solutions for outdoor spaces. But this book makes the complex process simpler by offering ample choices of contemporary design for you to explore what’s possible, what’s practical and what’s affordable.
Comprising garden rooms, ornamental details, styles and planting ideas, this book will appeal to every garden owner, whether they manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space. It offers cutting edge solutions for those seeking an entirely new look as well as key details that can make all the difference.
IAN HODGSON is former editor of The Garden magazine (published by the Royal Horticultural Society) and member of the Publications Committee of Plants Heritage (NCCPG) with over 25 years' experience as a writer and editor for the horticultural press. He is a qualified landscape architect, and is currently Editor-at-Large for Garden News and Garden Answers magazines with a combined monthly circulation of more than 150,000 readers. Ian lives and gardens in Peterborough, UK.
JOHN BROOKES, who writes the book's foreword, has often been described as the world’s most influential garden designer both because of gardens he has created for clients and his books on garden design have been multi-million sellers. He is the former chair of the Society of Garden Designers and runs the Clock House School of Garden Design in the UK in addition to his world-renowned lecturing and workshop tours. John Brookes lives in Denmans, Southern England.
“Whether you manage a large, medium or small garden, a window-box or a small patio area, Great Garden Design will guide you through a range of garden styles, from formal and cottage to urban and minimalist, providing you with a wide spectrum of design choices to suit all tastes and budgets. Planting schemes, style guidance, practical insight and expert knowledge shout out from every page.”
“This beautifully designed book covers every aspect of garden design and has many inspiring ideas.”
“Packed with visual planting guides to get your garden off to a great start and hundreds of photographs guaranteed to inspire, accompanied with expert advice and practical tips, every garden can look great regardless of size, taste or budget.”