The comprehensive design bible that offers fresh and achievable ideas for every garden.
Guides you through every stage of the creative process and covers all the practicalities, from developing a successful style to building and planting your garden.
Packed with inspiring designs for complete gardens as well as appealing ideas for small spaces, including planting schemes and hard landscaping materials.
Whether you are planning a major project or focusing on a particular area, this beautiful and practical book will help you design the best outdoor space for year-round enjoyment.
Every stage of hte process
In conjunction witht he RHS, a teram of awardwinning garden designers and plant experts takes you through the whole design process, from assessing your space to creating your chosen look with plants and hard landscaping materials.
Step-by-step visual approach
Principles, such as how to introduce screening or the best route for a path, are clearly explained, while specially commissioned step-by-step photographs show a range of useful techniques, from laying paving to putting up fencing.
Sumptuous photographs of gardens around the world in a range of styles are deconstructed to reveal the key elements that make them successful. Superb garden and planting plans, put together by experienced designers, are also included, with plant and materials lists so you can recreat the effect.
Directory of plants and materials
A glorious plant guide, featuring over 500 star performers, gives you all the expert advice you need to achieve beautiful results, while a visual glossary of decorative hard landscping materials, with tips on what to use where, makes it easy to find the right product for your space.
Learn to plan, build and plant your perfect garden with the experts at the RHS.
From how to draw a layout to explaining the best places to use lighting effects, discover how to create the garden you've always wanted with the RHS.
Guiding you through the whole creative and gardening process, learn to visualise your ideas, choose a style, develop plans, plot, build, landscape, select the right plants, and apply the finishing touches to make your garden the ideal reflection of your tastes and creativity. A look at inspirational gardens will give you lots of ideas for things to create.
Whether you want to plan a major project or focus on a particular area, this is the complete guide: don't design without it.
Review: Exceptional, comprehensive, with great gardening ideas for every budget & garden size.
RHS Encylcopedia of Garden Design
Author: Chris Young