Synopses & Reviews
Celebrated designer Keith Davitt brings the delights of the water garden within reach of everyone in Water Features for Small Gardens. With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers alternatives for every style of garden and every budget. Detailed case studies depict actual gardens progressing from the planning stage to planting, and the author shows step by step how such features are created using only modest building skills. Types of water gardens discussed include: natural, formal, and informal pools; raised and in-ground formal fountains; wall fountains; streams and waterfalls; and bog and tub gardens. Heavily illustrated and packed with practical information, Water Features for Small Gardens is a must for any gardener seeking to bring his or her garden to the next level.
"Compared with the many other recent titles on water gardening, Davitt's excels particularly at showing how formal pools and fountains can transform cramped urban spaces such as courtyards and tiny backyards."
—Library Journal, October 1, 2003 Library Journal
"This is a book for those looking for inspiration."
—Virginia Hayes, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004 Pacific Horticulture
"With a clear eye to design, construction, materials, and maintenance, Davitt offers creative alternatives for every style of garden and every budget."
—Country Almanac, 2006
Before starting your water feature, learn from these detailed case studies that depict actual gardens progressing from planning to planting, using only modest building skills.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
About the Author
Keith Davitt is well known as a garden designer and writer. His articles have appeared in Period Homes, Traditional Building, Fine Gardening, American Gardener, and many other magazines. He has designed and installed dozens of gardens in the New York City area, many of which are treated in this book. He is also the author of Small Spaces: Beautiful Gardens (Rockport) and Beyond the Lawn (Rockport). He lives in Cambridge, New York.