Synopses & Reviews
Gardening in an urban space presents the gardener with particular challenges -- not much space, less than ideal sites, pollution and shade. "Town Gardens" is a practical manual and design guide to making the most of a city space, presenting ways to create a garden haven from a tiny balcony, a fire escape or a cement courtyard.
Looking at specific outdoor areas, this book guides the readers through choosing site-appropriate plans, how to devise a planting scheme and how to care for the garden. Ideas for planting include containers, window boxes and hanging baskets, as well as creative solutions for garden accessories, such as furniture, lighting, and mosaic and wall features.
The exciting design ideas offered in this practical and inspiring guide will encourage the city gardener at any level of experience to pick up a trowel and start digging.