The Essential Garden Design Workbook

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Timber Press, 2009 - Gardening - 304 pages
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The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting.

Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.

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User Review  - karnie09 - Overstock.com

This book is very well written and informative. A must have for anyone going into Landscape Design. Great illustrations and photos. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Madden - Goodreads

This is by far the best book on the subject I've found. Love it, just need the time to do it... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Founder and Principal of The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, Rosemary Alexander writes and lectures worldwide on garden design. She has worked on a wide range of gardens throughout the world. For eleven years she was tenant of the National Trust property, Stoneacre, in Kent, where she created a romantic, old world garden. She now lives in Hampshire where she has made a new garden.

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