Offering a professional approach to garden design, the Handbook for Garden Designers follows the complete design process, from initial survey, draughting and planning, through to the successful completion of your plans. Providing the expertise necessary to tackle gardens of all kinds and sizes, the book includes over 100 plans, drawings, diagrams and pictures and is packed with practical advice, tips and techniques. Garden design involves everything from considering the soil and seasons, to supervising the construction of a garden and advising on future maintenance. This book will ensure that any budding designer, whether designing for themselves or a client, can successfully handle any brief.
Table of Contents
Necessary Equipment; Preliminary Arrangements; The Site Survey; Drawing up the Site Plan; The Site Inventory and Site Analysis; Developing the Design; Presentation of Plans; The Garden Layout Plan; Sections and Elevations; The Planting Plan; Enhancing the Visuals; Reproducing and Presenting Work; Establishing your own; Practice
Rosemary Alexander FRSA is Principal of the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, where she teaches design and graphics. She also lectures at the New York Botanic Garden. Trained as a landscape architect, she has worked on a wide range of gardens in Europe, the Middle East and the USA and has an international reputation as a garden designer. Karena Batstone trained in garden design at the English Gardening School and has a successful practice in London, transforming city gardens and roof terraces.