Unlimited pleasure, limited space- the imaginative small garden. Renownedlandscape designer Paul Bangay revels in the possibilities of small gardens. In The Boxed Garden he offers illuminating ways to transcend their limitations- a change of level to add excitement, a decorative feature properly placed to create a vista, a paving pattern to lengthen the perspective, a layered planting to lend depth and richness to a setting. He has a wealth of practical information to impart about developing ground plans and planting schemes; constructing steps, walls, terraces and pools; and choosing appropriate ornamentation, lighting, outdoor furniture and hardy plants to suit Australian conditions and lifestyles. Pauls inspired design solutions are illustrated throughout with detailed accounts of small gardens he has built, and with the exhilarating photography of Simon Griffiths.
Paul Bangay is one of Australia's most high-profile landscape designers. His working life is divided between Australian and overseas commissions; his spare time is spent at Stonefields, the garden he is building in the country. Paul's influential previous books, The Defined Garden, The Boxed Garden, The Balanced Garden and The Enchanted Garden, continue to find new readers. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian landscape design.