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RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design DK

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design By DK

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design by DK

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RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design: Planning, Building and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space by DK

Unlock your creative talents and transform your outdoor garden space!

This inspirational yet practical gardening book offers you all the guidance you need to conceive, plan, construct and plant the garden of your dreams. Let's dig in!

This fully revised edition was produced by a team of award-winning experts under the supervision of the RHS. It includes:

- Extensive design inspiration backed up with practical gardening tips, including step-by-step garden structures and planting techniques
- Clear explanations of every stage of the design process, from assessing the space to drawing up detailed plans
- Showcases a wide range of garden styles, identifying key elements needed to create the look
- A visual directory of plants and materials

Regardless of your experience or budget, this indispensable gardening encyclopedia will help you grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. Packed with expert advice, achievable garden design ideas and tons of inspiration, RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design takes you from getting the concept right to choosing the perfect finishing touches for your outdoor space.

Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Marvel at 12 insightful case studies of RHS award-winning show gardens, each analysed through a double-page photograph. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this unique gardening guide combines style with substance to help you tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp!

It's the perfect gift for beginner or experienced gardeners or garden design students.

About DK

Chris Young is a landscape designer and gardens consultant to Burghley House, with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Gloucestershire. In 2022, Chris worked on the Gold Medal-winning Place2Be Securing Tomorrow Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, designed by Jamie Butterworth; he supported the development of the garden, worked on the brief with Jamie, and contributed to the design. Chris was formerly Editor of the Garden Design Journal, the magazine of the Society of Garden Designers, and Head of Editorial at the Royal Horticultural Society.

Table of Contents

  • 1: Foreword
  • 2: How to design
    • 1: First questions
    • 2: First principles
    • 3: Choosing materials
    • 4: Designing with plants
    • 5: Assessing your garden
    • 6: Creating a plan
  • 3: Choosing a style
    • 1: Garden styles explained
    • 2: Formal gardens
    • 3: Cottage gardens
    • 4: Mediterranean gardens
    • 5: Modernist gardens
    • 6: Japanese gardens
    • 7: Foliage gardens
    • 8: Productive gardens
    • 9: Family gardens
    • 10: Natural gardens
    • 11: Urban gardens
    • 12: Country gardens
    • 13: Cutting-edge gardens
  • 4: Making a garden
    • 1: Building garden structures
    • 2: Planting techniques
  • 5: Plant and materials guide
    • 1: Plant guide
    • 2: Materials guide
  • 6: Understanding hardiness ratings
  • 7: Suppliers and useful contacts Designers' details
  • 8: Materials guide
  • 9: Acknowledgements
  • 10: Index
  • 11: About the contributors

Additional information

RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design: Planning, Building and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space by DK
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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