Synopses & Reviews
Garden Style Guide
Low-Maintenance Gardening: 10 simple steps to beautiful, easy and stylish outside spaces
Some of the most wonderful, exciting and innovative, contemporary gardens are also incredibly low maintenance. These new designs rely on great structure and exciting materials - low maintenance doesn’t have to be all hard surfaces and drab planting. Here, Caroline Tilston shows you how to treat your garden as you would any other room in the house, designing, decorating, lighting and styling it. A world of possibilities is opening up for stunning gardens that also happen to require minimal care.
- Features newly commissioned photography by Steve Gorton
- Illustrated with specially drawn garden plans
- Packed with highly practical tips and quick-fix solutions
- Includes in detail 10 beautiful gardens to inspire
Growing a beautiful garden-even with a busy lifestyle
For those garden lovers who thought keeping a garden of their own meant hours of work they simply couldn't spare, this fun and practical guide makes even a beautiful garden possible-in only an hour a week. With plans and photographs of ten model gardens, the book reveals the tips and tricks of setting up, as well as the basics-from plant design, plant choices, and watering to lighting, decorations, and wildlife. Arranged in an easy-to-read, magazine-style format, this "fast-gardening" guide is the ideal how-to for anyone who wants an eye-catching garden-that requires little or almost no maintenance.
Garden Style Guides
This new series of compact illustrated books from John Wiley & Sons makes gardening, fresh, engaging and accessible. The emphasis is on high style and low maintenance – quick fix, high-impact solutions. Featuring newly commissioned photography, each title provides lashings of inspiration to help create your own garden, whether it be a minimalist terrace, a wild flower haven or a family garden.
Titles in the series include:
Design Your Garden: 10 simple steps to transform your garden
About the Author
is the author of Small Family Gardens
(2007) and Modern Family Gardens
(2006), John Wiley & Sons. Having worked for over a decade in television production, Caroline retrained as a gardener with the National Trust. For the last ten years, she has been running her own garden design business, The Oak Studio Design Ltd. She also writes for gardening magazines and national newspapers, as well as doing radio broadcasting.
Steve Gorton is an established photographer, with over 20 years’ experience of working with publishers. He is the photographer of English Eccentric Interiors by Miranda Harrison (John Wiley & Sons, 2006) and Parisian Architecture of the Belle Epoque by Roy Johnston (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
Table of Contents
5. Plant design.
6. Which plants?
1. Built-in seating.
3. Interlocking shapes.
6. Meadow planting.
10. Raised beds.