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New Classic Gardens (Royal Horticultural Society) [Paperback]

Jill Billington
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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1 Feb 2001 Royal Horticultural Society
The formal garden is being reinvented to reflect the tastes and lifestyle of today's gardener. A dynamic new approach to gardening, "New Classic Gardens "explores how traditional formal design is being reinterpreted to suit today's small-scale outdoor spaces. Descriptive text, inspiring photographs, and garden plans cover everything from the ingredients of modern formality to creating gardens that require minimum maintenance. Experienced and first-time gardeners alike will welcome the exciting opportunity of stretching traditional classic order to create a new formality that is both dynamic and more individual.
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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc. (1 Feb 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564967840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564967848
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,450,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fresh new ideas in the world of garden design! 16 Feb 2001
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Format:Hardcover
A great book for anybody with an interest in gardening and design; it provides wonderful inspiration schemes which could be applied to your own gardens, as much of the information is focused on small scale schemes rather than huge landscapes. It also gives useful ideas on hard materials as well as plants which many books seem to ignore. I would recommend anyone out there looking for inspirational ideas to buy this book!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A word of warning 16 May 2014
By Marand TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
This book has exactly the same content as the RHS "New Formal Gardens" by Jill Billington. They were only published a couple of years apart so why it was felt necessary to change the title is beyond me. Needless to say I only discovered this after I had bought both books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A champion gardening book 4 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
First found a copy of this in the library - after I had had it out about 6 times I realised I should get my own copy. Many thanks to the co who sent an immaculate copy of the book and on time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dynamic, practical, and effective approach to gardening 5 July 2001
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
In New Classic Gardens, expert gardener and horticulturalist Jill Billington presents a dynamic, practical, and effective approach to gardening that effectively reinterprets traditional formal designs in a way that is accommodating to small-scale outdoor rooms. The wealth of accessible information for permanent planting, quick design effects, organizing gardens for minimum maintenance with a spectrum of plants ranging from small clippables to large-scale exotics is artfully enhanced with full color photography that is as inspiring as they are informative. If you have a limited space for a garden, begin your horticultural planning by reading Jill Billington's New Classic Gardens!
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book 29 Mar 2013
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The ideas in this book are timeless, love the mix of designs from 70's all the way to today's days.
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