Highly successful author and innovative designer Stafford Cliff has visited hundreds of gardens in the course of his travels over the last forty years all over the world, taking photographs and making notes. With his designer's eye and experience, he has created a revelatory work - a unique sourcebook of the very best ideas providing choices and inspiration for every single garden dilemma and possibility, from colour and planting to hard surfaces and features. For every new choice a gardener wishes to make, for every change they wish to introduce, there is a complete wealth of options - the plants, the path, the paving, the pots - they are all shown. From ornamental gates, to water features, sundials and beyond, myriad images are shown to fascinate, inspire and enthral the reader. The book is simply stunning, a veritable visual jigsaw delights the eye with the quirky set alongside the classic, the modern set against the traditional, and it is as practical as it inspiring, with a comprehensive directory of suppliers to help the reader realise their vision.
A London-based design consultant and art director, Stafford Cliff has spent a lifetime designing brochures, catalogues and magazines relating to the home. He worked with Sir Terence Conran on the very first Habitat catalogues, and in 1974, designed The House Book, the biggest-selling home book of all time. Since then he has produced over 60 books on aspects of design and the home - most recently The Way We Live, a remarkable 480-page survey of homes around the world, Home, a groundbreaking book on how we feel about our homes and 1000 Garden Ideas. For 1000 Home Ideas he has worked with French photographer, Christian Sarramon, who has spent 30 years photographing some of the most extraordinary, ideas-filled homes throughout the world.