Whatever its size, a garden is expected to fulfil many functions - to be a plot for plants, a play area for children, an area to relax in with friends. But as well as practical uses, we want our gardens to look as elegant and stylish as possible. The master blueprints in this book have all been specifically designed to create contemporary outdoor spaces suitable for urban settings. Designs that can be applied directly to any garden sit alongside a host of inspirational details that can be used wherever you choose. A full directory of planting details for each garden, including tips on how to establish the plants, ensure easy recreation of the designs. Full-colour photographs of the glorious end results show how your dream designs can become a reality.
Table of Contents
Introduction - what makes good garden design and how to use this book; The designs - full colour photographs of each design, annotated plan, structural features and plant directory and tips; Quarterly maintenance guide and how to get the most from your plants; List of suppliers and websites to include US and Europe
Ann-Marie Powell is a London-based garden designer, presenter, journalist (The Guardian, Amateur Gardener, New Eden and others) and author of Hardscape, on innovative landscaping for gardens. She is well-known for her spirited contributions on television to Real Gardens and for heading the landscape team whilst presenting Lost Gardens and most recently Gardening Neighbours and Take Three Gardeners. In 2003 she worked on her second series of Garden Rivals and anchored her own show, A Garden For All Seasons. She has also worked on a new series for BBC Television.