Synopses & Reviews
The first part of this book explores Arabella Lennox-Boyd's philosophy and establishes the principles of her approach to design: the importance of relating the garden not only to the landscape but also to the spirit of the house and the individuality of the owner; how to establish the bare bones of a design – enclosing garden rooms, and opening up garden space; how to use vertical structures to best effect; and how to clothe bare bones with plants appropriate to the type of garden. Design ideas for everything from paving and pergolas to perennial plantings burst from every page, captured in Andrew Lawson's atmospheric images and Lennox-Boyd's plans. The second part of the book looks in detail at more than 20 very different gardens, many these are private and never photographed before.
Design ideas and garden plans from one of the outstanding landscape designers of our day.
About the Author
SELINA HASTINGS is a writer and journalist, the author of four literary biographies. A lifelong Londoner, Selina was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Oxford University. Her first job was at Hatchard's bookshop, after which she worked for fourteen years on the Daily Telegraph and for eight years was literary editor of Harper's and Queen. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she reviews regularly and has been a judge of the Booker, Whitbread, British Academy, Ondaatje and Duff Cooper Prizes, and of the UK Biographers' Award. Selina has written biographies of Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh (winner of the Marsh Biography Prize), Rosamond Lehmann and Somerset Maugham. She has also written a number of books for children, including a complete retelling of the Bible. In 2010 she won the Spear's Award For Outstanding Achievement for a body of work ?and in 2011 the Biographers' Club Lifetime Services to Biography Award.
Andrew Lawson is a painter, a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, and author of several successful gardening books.