Gardens are now considered by many people to be an extension of the home, and with the popularity of reclaiming, re-using and re-inventing rather than buying brand new items, now is the time to embrace the value of outdoor salvage. Gardenalia provides the inspiration and the know-how for creating a perfect outdoor room. In the first section of the book Sally Coulthard guides the reader through the myriad choices of recycled and reclaimed materials and objects you can employ in your garden to inject style and personality. Gardenalia can be introduced in many forms, from recycled wooden fences and charming old gates, to reclaimed brick for paths and edging, and metal plant supports, pergolas and arches. Statuary and ornaments offer decorative devices and design focal points. All types of furniture – from classical benches to weather-beaten old tables and retro deckchairs – can create stylish areas for dining and relaxing, while containers and tools provide the perfect finishing touches. The second section covers a wide variety of different garden spaces, taking in potagers, vintage and formal style gardens, relaxing spaces, container gardening, colourful corners, potting sheds, spaces for work and play and even animal sanctuaries for wildlife and pets. A host of inventive ideas show you how to breathe new life and uses into salvaged pieces. Gardenalia offers practical guidance for the perennial garden tasks of planning your space, incorporating seating and eating areas and creating exciting backdrops and structures for your plants.
'Written in Sally's well-informed yet accessible style, it is accompanied by some lovely images showing you just how to put it all together. An inspiration for those who would rather not throw anything away.'
An inspirational guide on how to inject gardens with vintage style and create the perfect outdoor room
A source of inspiration
Provides the inspiration and the know-how for creating a perfect outdoor room
The images are enticing - Gardenalia is an inspirational coffee table book. At the same time, Sally Coulthard's words of wisdom complement the wonderful images for a design-led book with plenty of practical suggestions on combining plants with decorative material.