Synopses & Reviews
Garden planners, home gardeners, and landscape designers will be turning to this
exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noël Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process — from choosing a garden style through planning its layout to maintaining its look over time. Encouraging a fluid approach to creativity, Gardens by Design will assist designers at all levels to understand the mechanics of plant combinations, to seek out cutting-edge and exquisite plants, and to nurture their garden's development, growth, and maintenance over time.
"This book will be one you will keep on the shelf and refer to often." Debra Teachout-Teashon, Rainy Side Gardeners, July 19, 2006 Catriona Tudor Erler - American Gardener
"The photographs are not only beautiful but serve to illustrate the ideas, as do all the others throughout this handsome, well-designed book."—Michael Cunningham, Horticulture, July 2006 Michael Cunningham
"A refreshing and illuminating change from the usual garden design book which is the voice of just one person, Noel Kingsbury's Gardens by Design has tips, insight, and wisdom from some of the most respected and creative garden designers in the English-speaking world."—Catriona Tudor Erler, American Gardener, June 2006 Horticulture
Filled with tips and ideas from some of the world's top garden designers suchas Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, Isabelle Greene, and James Van Sweden, this bookwill inspire the reader to create their own garden oasis. Includes photos andgarden plans.
About the Author
Noel Kingsbury is a well-known designer, commentator, and writer on plants, gardens, landscape, and the environment. His doctorate in horticultural ecology from the University of Sheffield focused on the selection and management of ornamental perennials and he is still engaged in active research in this field. Noel is interested in combining natives and non-natives in ecological planting schemes and a passionate advocate for sustainable plant combinations that require minimal intervention from the gardener. He trials plants and gardens at his home on the border between England and Wales and travels widely.