"A reprint of an old favourite, my original copy is dog-eared and tattered with love. Whenever I am puzzling about where to fit a plant in the garden or design a scheme, this sourcebook proves invaluable with plants categorised by colour and images featuring various combinations of hues."
* Image magazine *
"thoroughly revised and updated....spectacularly illuminating illustrations, the book sets out above all to help you find both what individual colours and what combinations work best for you throughout the year. In short, invaluable."
-- David Sexton * Evening Standard Best Gardening Books of 2015 *
'The Gardener's Book of Colour is a classic, written 20 yeras ago, re-released in a different format. This is a much more compact book, one with a life away from the coffee table, one that can be carried and read and referred to. Basic understanding of colour...is an essential tool, which makes Lawson's book as relevant as ever.'
* Sunday Telegraph *
'Whatever the size of your garden, there is inspiring advice to be had from the definitive work on the subject. The photographs in this hugely helpful book are superb.....There's no likelihood of failures in planning if you absorb the lessons of this impressive book, and it is as delightful in its minor suggestions as it is persuasive on the loftier issues...Authoritative and reader-friendly, this is an essential book for the gardener's library.'
* The Lady *
'This excellent book tells you all you need to know about brightening up your garden. "Colour is the most potent weapon in a gardener's armoury," says Lawson in this revised and updated edition of his authoritative guide, which offers helpful tips and stunning photographs to show how to keep the colour interest alive in every season.'
* Daily Mail *
'As well thought out and thorough as it is possible such a book to be ... but of course, it is the big photographs in the book that make it special. And not just because some of them are captivatingly beautiful, but because they are all organically related to the text.'
* The Oldie *
'At the top of the heap of gardening glitterati, Andrew Lawson has produced a book that combines all his talents: it gives you this Renaissance man as painter, photographer, writer and gardener . . . You need this book.'
* Country Living *
'He talks with reassuring simplicity on such basic yet essential matters as light saturation, tones and colour distribution, so that newcomers to gardening, as well as old hands, will find themselves understanding the huge and potentially complex subject of colour in the garden. This is a constructive book, and beautiful, too.'
* Hortus *
'The word "definitive" makes me nervous, but once you have The Gardener's Book of Colour, I should be surprised if you ever needed another book on the subject.'
-- Ursula Buchan * Sunday Telegraph *