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The ultimate garden designer
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London : Cassell Illustrated, 2000


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30000004997437 SB473 N48 2000 Open Access Book Book

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Design the garden of your dreams with over 100 superby garden designs to suit every taste, plot and pocket. With more than 600 photographs, watercolours, plans and drawings.

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Booklist Review

Among his credentials Newbury counts three gold medals awarded by the Chelsea Flower Show, arguably Britain's most prestigious exhibition of garden design. In his book he lends his expert counsel to a large number of complete plans for gardens, including Japanese, cottage-style, wheelchair-accessible, and family-oriented gardens. Within each type, Newbury shows variations for plots of differing characteristics (triangular, wide and shallow, etc.). Part two focuses on garden highlights, such as pools, pergolas, gazebos, and brick pavings, with concise planting plans indicated for every design. A directory of plants concludes. --Alice Joyce

Library Journal Review

Pick a style of garden (cottage, kitchen, family, etc.), see a plan complete with a planting list, add a feature such as a pool or pergola, and create your own unique garden. It may sound simplistic, but this book is leagues above the common garden design primer. The author has won three gold medals for design at London's renowned Chelsea Flower Show, and his good taste shows throughout. The design plans are all presented with variations based on size and shape. They also provide alternatives based on cost, style, or ease of construction and are key numbered to a planting list, which describes a selection of plants that give good value for the money. Besides the detailed sketches, there are superb photographs with the best depth of focus this reviewer has seen in any gardening book. Recommended for all gardening collections.¬ĎDaniel Starr, Museum of Modern Art, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.