With fabulous palms, big bold banana leaves, colour flowers and flamboyant foliage, exotic gardens never fail to fascinate and excite a gardener. This inspirational book introduces the mouth-watering array of hardy and tender plants that can be used to create jungle-style landscapes in every garden. It explains their characteristics, and advises on how they can be planted and grown to produce a stunning display to be enjoyed even in temperate climates.
Ian Cooke is a professional horticulturalist with a particular fascination for exotic plants and gardens. After fourteen years managing the award-winning grounds of the University of Nottingham, where he created an exotic walled garden, he now concentrates on writing, lecturing and garden design. In 2008 he was awarded the Associate of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a regular judge for Chelsea and major flower shows.