- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1st ed edition (20 May 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0710092288
- ISBN-13: 978-0710092281
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,208,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Garden Design Hardcover – 20 May 1982
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His approach will work with equal success in the garden of a small town house, or bungalow, and in a larger, country garden. It reduces the mystery of garden design to a few simple principles. Behind them lies a passionate belief that gardens are to be used and enjoyed, in winter as well as summer. Therefore, they must be designed for year-round appeal. Designing a garden is much more than buying and cultivating plants; it is the accomplishment of a lifestyle.
The aim of the book is to show by examples what can be accomplished. Many are drawn from great and successful gardens, in Britain, Continental Europe, the USA and Australasia. Some are well known; many are not. All have been selected and photographed by David Hicks, himself, because they show successful garden design in action. For some gardens, he has produced detailed sketches to show what they would be like once they had been reorganised and designed. For many readers the section on the small garden will be of particular interest because as it can be seen at a glance it must be attractive at all times.
The scope of the book includes how to make DIY garden ornaments in bricks and plywood, how to adapt an eighteenth-century pavilion to a small garden and how to look at any garden, and analyse its successes and failures. For the serious and practical gardener, GARDEN DESIGN will inform, instruct and delight.