Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.
Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Designwill show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life.
This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Designis with you every step of the way.
Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space.
Previous edition ISBN 9781409325741
Chris Young is Head of Editorial for the Royal Horticultural Society and Editor of its members' magazine, The Garden. He studied landscape architecture at the University of Gloucestershire, England, and was Editor? ?of Garden Design Journal (UK), the magazine for members of the Society of Garden Designers, for five years. He has won two Garden Media Guild awards for his writing, and is also author of Take Chelsea Home (Mitchell Beazley). Chris enjoys all aspects of gardening and garden making, and is currently working on his new garden on? ?the Northamptonshire/Rutland borders.
1: Foreword2: How to design1: First questions2: First principles3: Choosing materials4: Designing with plants5: Assessing your garden6: Creating a plan3: Choosing a style1: Garden styles explained2: Formal gardens3: Cottage gardens4: Mediterranean gardens5: Modernist gardens6: Japanese gardens7: Foliage gardens8: Productive gardens9: Family gardens10: Natural gardens11: Urban gardens12: Country gardens13: Cutting-edge gardens4: Making a garden1: Building garden structures2: Planting techniques5: Plant and materials guide1: Plant guide2: Materials guide6: Understanding hardiness ratings7: Suppliers and useful contacts Designers' details8: Materials guide9: Acknowledgements10: Index11: About the contributors