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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

Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.

Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or simply looking for new garden ideas, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Even if you're new to gardening, you can grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life.

This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is with you every step of the way.

Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space.

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

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