New Small Garden

An inspirational guide to modern, sustainable spaces
Author: Noel Kingsbury,Maayke de Ridder
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711236806
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Small gardens are a challenge to design and to keep looking good. This title aims to inspire and inform gardeners to make the most of their small spaces by looking at more than 50 contemporary and inspirational gardens, at how their designers have created them and how their owners use and develop them. In this serious review of the perennial subject, Noel explains the theory and practice of planting a small garden, he advocates on the use of containers, revitalises growing your own, and explains design tricks, storage solutions and vertical planting to help small garden owners maximise their small spaces. And lack of space should not limit ambition for embracing sustainability, the use of recycled materials and the scope for bio-diversity as well as providing habitats for wildlife. All the gardens featured have been photographed in the last two years. Special photography is by Dutch garden photographer and former fashion stylist Maayke de Ridder whose design rigour perfectly complements the author's gardening expertise.

RHS Small Garden Handbook

Making the most of your outdoor space
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1845338499
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!

The Less Is More Garden

Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard
Author: Susan Morrison
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469839X
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design.

Small Garden


Author: John Brookes
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405312868
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
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Ranging from initial inspiration to final layout, this book aims to help you create your own small garden. Whether you want a room outside for leisure and entertainment, or simply a space to call your own, it aims to help you achieve it in whatever space you have, from grassy lawn to balcony, roof terrace, window or passageway.

Great Garden Design

Contemporary Inspiration for Outdoor Spaces
Author: Ian Hodgson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
ISBN: 178101194X
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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This book presents the best garden designs of the last ten years from more than 50 top garden designers. It offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden. It draws on the talents of celebrated designers such as Tom Stuart Smith, Luciano Giubbilei, Charlotte Rowe, Ian Kitson, John Brookes, Cleve West, Dan Pearson and Andy Sturgeon. It also showcases the work of lesser-known designers whose innovating designs deserve wider recognition. The process of garden design requires many thousands of small decisions in the pursuit of the most appealing solutions for outdoor spaces. But this book makes the complex process simpler by offering ample choices of contemporary design for you to explore what’s possible, what’s practical and what’s affordable. Comprising garden rooms, ornamental details, styles and planting ideas, this book will appeal to every garden owner, whether they manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space. It offers cutting edge solutions for those seeking an entirely new look as well as key details that can make all the difference.

Private Paradise

Contemporary American Gardens
Author: Charlotte M. Frieze
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1580933238
Category: Architecture
Page: 261
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"Private Paradise features the work of the most talented landscape architects and garden designers working in the United States today ... a compelling portrait of contemporary landscape design." --book jacket

Natural Gardening in Small Spaces


Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0711220158
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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Many gardeners presume that it is not possible to create a habitat for wildlife, and evoke wild places and natural open spaces, unless you have a large garden. This volume aims to turn that presumption on its head, showing how even in a small space you can create a sustainable ecosystem.

Big Dreams, Small Garden

A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space
Author: Marianne Willburn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510709134
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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Creating a spectacular garden is challenging when you thought you'd be living somewhere else by now. How do passionate gardeners struggling with limited resources manage to put aside feelings of inadequacy and envy and begin to create an oasis in the midst of numerous obstacles? Why should they even try? In her debut book, Big Dreams, Small Garden, columnist and blogger Marianne Willburn presents a comprehensive step-by-step plan for creating an ideal garden in less-than-ideal circumstances—encouraging the discouraged to pick up their trowels, put on their gloves, and get on with it. With humor and irreverence, she painlessly guides readers to make a deeper connection with the places they call home, letting go of limiting emotions and embracing a new perspective, and in doing so, makes a case for one of the longest relationships in human history—that of man’s relationship with the soil. Big Dreams, Small Garden is an informative, often lighthearted look at coming to terms with your space, embracing your space, and miraculously falling in love. It cannot fail to appeal to a generation that is once again returning to the land only to find that it is further and further out of reach.

Gardening in Small Spaces

Creative Ideas from America's Best Gardeners
Author: Fine Gardening
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585809
Category: Gardening
Page: 153
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Explains how to make the most out of small gardening spaces, demonstrating how to create the illusion of size and promote privacy with a small garden, and providing additional information about dividing a garden effectively and selecting appropriate plants. Original.

The New Small Garden Book


Author: John Brookes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863187414
Category: Gardens
Page: 224
View: 400

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This book is a guide to the small garden, covering every aspect of gardening from design, materials and construction through to the most appropriate plants and special features. It covers all types of small town and country gardens, from back yard to balcony and from roof terraces to window ledges. This book is full of practical information, diagrams and plans for any reader wanting to make optimum use of their small garden. John Brookes is the author of The Garden Book, The Indoor Garden Book and The Country Garden.

Garden Design Details


Author: Arne Maynard,Anne De Verteuil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840915082
Category: Gardens
Page: 192
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Arne Maynard gives useful and practical advice for every type of garden from country acres to town courtyard. With over 350 photographs and design information covering everything from walls to paving, and fences to ponds, Garden Design Details is packed full of ideas. Divided into four main chapters: VERTICALS covers walls; hedges; fences; railings; trellis work; entrances and openings; gates; doors; level changes; feature plants and trees; woods; orchards and land sculpture. HORIZONTALS covers beds; borders; edging; paths; terraces; lawns; meadows; wild flower planting; knots; parterres; mazes; lakes; ponds; water features; natural swimming pools; stepping stones; land sculpture and bridges. PUNCTUATION discusses eye-catchers; seating; planters; pots and urns; statues; sculpture; fountains; arches; pergolas; tunnels; plant supports and garden buildings. CASEWORK is a final chapter of case studies shows the bigger picture with vertical, horizontal and punctuation design elements together in situ to show how they can be used to best advantage. The case studies illustrate a range of styles and settings including traditional, contemporary, minimal and international.

Garden Renovation

Transform Your Yard Into the Garden of Your Dreams
Author: Bobbie Schwartz
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698322
Category: Gardening
Page: 264
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A do-it-yourself guide to a complete garden rehab Gardens, just like houses, sometimes need makeovers. The changes can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard into a paradise. Bobbie Schwartz draws on her years of experience as a garden designer to teach gardeners how to evaluate their yards, determine what to keep and what to remove, choose the right plants and design plans for successful remodels, and know when to hire help. A gallery of before-and-after photos provides ideas and inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening retreat.

Courtyard Gardens

Imaginative Ideas for Outdoor Living
Author: Toby Musgrave
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781740455381
Category: Courtyard gardening
Page: 160
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Paperback release of successful hardback edition.Both inspirational and informative, Courtyard Gardens gives practical suggestions on such topics as designing, constructing, planting and decorating a small garden space.

Bold Plants

Using Architectural and Exotic Plants to Create Visual Impact in the Garden
Author: Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781841720449
Category: Gardens
Page: 111
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RHS How to Plant a Garden

Design tricks, ideas and planting schemes for year-round interest
Author: Matt James,The Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784720593
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
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Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016 Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
Author: Nancy Lawson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616896175
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Love Your Plot

Gardens Inspired by Nature
Author: Harry Rich,David Rich
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473539870
Category: Gardening
Page: 304
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Fusing conceptual architectural design with the beauty of the natural landscape, twice Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners and stars of BBC's Garden Rescue Harry and David Rich are here to show you how you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful Eden, no matter what plot you have. As the youngest ever gold-medal winners for a main show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and co-stars of BBC's Garden Rescue , Harry and David Rich blend their unique sense of conceptual design with the beauty of the natural landscape to create stunning garden designs that awe and inspire. In Love Your Plot Harry and David are setting out to help you transform your outdoor space into an inspiration green haven by making nature work for you. Fusing different outdoor elements, such as coastal and woodland landscapes, alongside key design principles, they will show you how to create a modern, practical and visually stunning outdoor space. Complete with practical tips, unique sketches and designs, planting suggestions and stunning full-colour visuals, Harry and David’s book will have you reaching for the spade and wellies in no time at all to create your own Eden, no matter what plot you’ve got.

Creating Small Gardens


Author: Roy Strong
Publisher: Dragon's World
ISBN: 9781850298267
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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This inspiring book of widely differing garden styles reveals the immense scope for creating your ideal garden even in a small plot. The author considers vital garden structures such as boundaries and contains as well as how to use colour and form.

The Downsized Veggie Garden

How to Garden Small Wherever You Live, Whatever Your Space
Author: Kate Copsey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943366002
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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Small is beautiful, and integrating a small, easy-to-manage garden into hectic everyday life is easy. In The Downsized Veggie Garden, low maintenance is the mantra. And so is making smart, creative use of the space we have - whether it's outdoors, indoors, in-ground, in containers, on a balcony railing...or even going vertical. Garden expert Kate Copsey takes the reader season-by-season, plant-by-plant, with essential tips about soil, seed-starting, plant choices, non-chemical fertilizing, watering, choosing the right containers, veggie garden planning and planting, and much more. This fully illustrated book is a one-stop guide for the beginner gardener or the downsizing gardener.

Small Garden Planner


Author: Roger Sweetinburgh
Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753705186
Category: Gardens
Page: 144
View: 6007

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Featuring over 15 detailed garden plans, this book shows how to turn even the most challenging site into an attractive garden with design solutions, imaginative planting ideas and construction details.