The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting.
Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.
Includes all garden types (courtyard, rooftop, parks, orchards, vineyards, landscapes, kitchen gardens, Islamic, water gardens) and styles (cottage, English, formal, alpine, tropical, Renaissance, Mediterranean and New Perennial).
Easy to use, with images which tell the 'story' of each garden and show planting and design details. Sure to be a popular holiday gift, it is essential inspiration for anyone who loves gardening or visiting gardens.
Informative summary texts explaining each garden and its design and planting features are written by leading garden and horticultural experts, including Edwinna von Baeyer, Ruth Chivers, Noel Kingsbury, Jill Raggett, Christine Reid and Lindsey Taylor. This, their first ever book, documents their design process - from the initial intricate drawings and sketches, through a multitude of models, prototypes, colour swatches and samples, to the finished product. Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished images from the designers' personal archives, it takes the reader behind the scenes of this contemporary product design studio and allows intimate access to their working methods.
A beautiful and comprehensive monograph, the book focuses on their relationships with different manufacturers and includes the stories behind collaborations with Maharam, MINI, Georg Jensen, 1616/ Arita Japan, Karimoku New Standard and Thomas Eyck, as well as including a complete list of works featuring all the projects they have designed to date. Opening with a foreword by Michael Maharam, with supporting text from design critic Louise Schouwenberg, the book's stunning design by Joost Grootens includes a unique die-cut jacket, individually-crafted tip-ins and fluorescent book block edges.