Synopses & Reviews
Achieving a perfect garden the Paul Bangay way. Paul Bangay is renowned for his sure use of space: the gardens he creates are superbly proportioned, easy to live in, executed to the highest standards—and places of beauty. Now, in Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, he shares his many secrets for successful garden designing and construction. He shows how to analyze a site and its needs, how to visualize a garden and use space, and how to decide on and achieve the hard and soft landscaping best suited to a particular style. Using diagrams, step-by-step instructions, plant lists, and above all Simon Griffiths's lustrous color photography of his designs, Paul talks about every aspect of garden building from developing a ground plan, constructing a retaining wall, and fitting in a swimming pool, to finding a lawn substitute and drought-tolerant plants. Every page breathes with an infectious commitment to good design and the recuperative pleasures of gardening. Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook is instructive, inspiring, empowering—the guide to have on hand as you approach the challenges of garden making today.
About the Author
Paul Bangay is one of Australia's most high-profile landscape designers. He is a sought-after guest on gardening and lifestyle television programs, and his work spans private and public commissions throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and North America. Simon Griffiths is a leading photographer of gardens, interiors, and food, and he has worked closely with Paul Bangay on all his books. Simon has collaborated on a number of food and travel books, including It Tastes Better, Kylie Kwong's My China, and Shack.