Synopses & Reviews
The Garden Maker's Manual covers all aspects of hard landscaping and structures — from paving and paths to water features, lighting, shelter, walls, and fences. Those aspiring garden designers looking for an excellent introduction to the art of landscaping, but who are not ready for Rosemary's more definitive Essential Garden Design Workbook, will want to have this book. It is an accessible and practical approach to garden landscaping written by the experts at The English Gardening School. With 150 photographs and 150 drawings, this manual will be a timeless reference.
"Supplementing a wealth of experience with knockout photographs and superb technical drawings, the authors, both celebrated English garden designers, have produced what amounts to a brilliant minicourse in garden engineering."—Horticulture, November/December 2005 Horticulture
"Whether your plans for the garden are big or small, you can find something in this book that will inspire you. Its ideas will exercise both your left and right brain muscles, beckoning to your creative side while taking your practical side by the hand toward realizing the possibilities. Whether you prefer vast vistas or miniscule vignettes, you'll find yourself picking this book up again and again to assure yourself how good it will look when your structure is finished."—Jean Starr, Munster (IN) Times, September 3, 2005 Jean Starr
"If your garden is packed with plants but lacks structure, this book will be invaluable to help you generate ideas and add some form."—Amy McDowell, Des Moines Press Citizen, August 10, 2005
Written by the experts at The English Gardening School, this manual covers all aspects of hard landscaping and structures???from paving and paths to water features, lighting, shelter, walls, and fences. It is an accessible and practical approach for those aspiring garden designers looking for an excellent introduction to the art of landscaping.
About the Author
Founder and Principal of The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, Rosemary Alexander writes and lectures worldwide on garden design. She has worked on a wide range of gardens throughout the world. For eleven years she was tenant of the National Trust property, Stoneacre, in Kent, where she created a romantic, old world garden. She now lives in Hampshire where she has made a new garden.Richard Sneesby is a landscape designer and lecturer on garden design at The English Gardening School.