Do you yearn for a tranquil retreat in busy surroundings, a healing sanctuary, or a convenient stage for entertaining, dining and family gatherings? A garden in town can provide any or all of these. City Garden explores the challenges and the advantages of gardening in built-up surroundings and shows you how to make the most of your urban space. Andi Clevely provides clear guidance on such essentials as: organizing ground space; being inventive with levels; steps, slopes, shelves, balconies and hanging gardens; enhancing the view; making use of borrowed features; real and false perspectives; storage and utilities; plants and planting; making the most of the increased warmth and shelter offered by a garden in town.
Andi Clevely has spent 35 years as a working gardener. After taking a degree in English at Oxford he began his gardening career on the Crown Estate at Windsor Great Park. Since then he has been employed as head gardener in private service (initially for J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes). He is currently responsible for managing a country estate and garden near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He is the author of the many books and in 2003 he won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Practical Journalist of the Year. Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specializes in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.