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In this fully revised edition of a classic design and style sourcebook, Robin Williams shows you how to make beautiful gardens in which every element fits harmoniously into a whole. With a wealth of examples and plans, including three-dimensional sketches, he sets out the general principles of garden design and guides you through the process of assessing the plot, finding a style and choosing every garden element, from paths to planting.
The book shows a full range of types, materials and styles for every garden detail and advises on suitability for different garden situations, how to design and construct them and how best to place them. Straightforward explanation, professional experience and outstanding illustrations combine to make this a handbook on which anyone making a garden can completely depend.
Robin Williams is an eminent garden designer and co-founder of the College of Garden Design. He has designed well over 1,000 private gardens, Gold Medal-winning exhibition gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show and gardens for BBC TV's Gardener's World. He lectures on garden design in Great Britain, Europe, Japan and the USA. As well as contributing to numerous magazines and books, he is the author of the very successful The Garden Planner, published by Frances Lincoln.
'Brimful of design ideas, and - more important - how to realise them' The Countryman 'Excellent. Packed with practical and original ideas' Daily Mirror 'There are ideas here for everyone and the presentation is excellent... I like it very much' The Garden Design Journal 'The sort of book that will never gather dust' Gardens Illustrated 'Every page is bursting with ideas.' Garden Answers