For centuries, water has been a source of inspiration and delight to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design worldwide. The tranquility of water has the power to soothe the senses, whilst moving water can add an exciting new dimension to a garden. This book gives an overview of water garden styles and explains how to assess which style is suitable for a particular plot. Advice is given on planning, construction, oxygenation and filtration. Various scenarios are then described, with inspirational pictures as well as step-by-step diagrams, including a willow pattern water garden, a Japanese water garden and a castaway island water garden. There is information on plants and fish, and maintenance, improvement and troubleshooting.
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of woodworking and DIY books on a range of subjects, including furniture-making, hand tool techniques, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, wood-carving and woodturning. They have written more than 50 highly successful books to date, such as Guide to Making Wooden Toys and Power Tool Wood Carving, published by Sterling and contributed many articles and designs to woodworking magazines, such as Craft Family. They live in Battle, E. Sussex.