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The Garden Design Sourcebook: The Essential Guide to Garden Materials and Structures [Paperback]

David Stevens
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26 Oct 1995
Successful garden design relies as much on the use of hard materials as it does on planting schemes, and in this stylish and practical book, David Stevens guides you through everything you need to know, from landscaping and structures to the finishing touches. Each entry contains a comprehensive description followed by a wide range of beautifully illustrated design ideas.The crucial considerations of cost, durability, and ease of use are also included, along with suggestions for combining different elements.

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  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd; New edition edition (26 Oct 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850299684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850299684
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 24.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With inspirational photos and succinct text, this book contains a useful collection of photos of gardens in different styles, and many suggestions for more unusual materials. I'd recommend it for home owners wishing to create a more unusual garden, or for designers wishing to show clients some of the more exciting possibilities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource of hardscape elements for the garden! 22 Jan 1999
By Peg Prizer (coda@voicenet.com) - Published on Amazon.com
As a landscape architect, I find this book is an excellent resource for hardscape ideas for the garden. The book is divided into the basics planes of the garden ... floors, boundaries & dividers, overhead structures, etc. The wonderful photographics are invaluable as well as the discriptions telling the history, uses and construction of the site elements. I would recommend this book to professionals and weekend gardeners for its inspiration and knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential is right... 9 Aug 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I have owned this book for several years now and still use it regularly as a design reference. The examples and illustrations are pretty much all classics whether historic, traditional, or contemporary, and always seem fresh to my eye each time I pick up the book.
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