A small garden can be beautiful, low maintenance, sheltered, intimate and fun. Good design, both inside and outside the home, is timeless and is based on sound principles. Small Space Gardens takes you easily through the entire planning sequence, providing a progressive and exciting organizational sequence that will meld interior, exterior, and borrowed landscape into an elegant, practical, and integrated whole.
The first chapter demonstrates how to analyze your space -- what you have in your garden already, what to keep and what to introduce, from furniture and lighting to walls and paths. This will help you to decide what you want from your space -- whether an eating area or play zone, vegetables and herbs or a built-in barbecue. The second chapter moves on to the planning of your garden and how to maximize the space through the use of dividers, paths, walls, and raised areas, as well as making the most of vertical space. The third chapter explains why the choice of materials is crucial in a small garden, and guides you through the options. The final chapter on planting strategy helps you to formulate a considered plan to create color, texture, and atmosphere.
Practical, informative, and featuring case studies that reinforce all aspects of the text, Small Space Gardens demystifies garden design to help you create a garden that feels spacious and appealing. It is essential reading for anyone with even a square foot of outside space.
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David Stevens is one of the world's leading contemporary gardening designers, and his company, David Stevens International, is one of the largest design firms. He has won over twenty six awards at the Chelsea Flower Show, including an impressive eleven gold medals in addition to international recognition. In addition, he has won three gold awards and the Best in Show award at the Hampton Court International Flower Show. The author more than twenty books, including The Garden Design Sourcebook, Contemporary Garden Design and Contemporary Water Gardens, David is an established television and radio personality with regular appearances on the BCC.Review:
A well-designed garden, be it 10ft square or an acre or more, not only gives the owner a great deal of pleasure but adds value to any property. But getting the design right can be difficult and the smaller the space, the harder it tends to become. Renowned garden designer David Stevens sets out to assist those with cramped plots make the most of them and enhance their home with the addition of a well-thought out green oasis. From contemporary to classical, Stevens is not averse to the inclusion of modern materials such as corrugated iron, cement and ornate mulches which feature together with the more traditional wood, stone and terracotta. He shows how simplicity can be the key to a small garden and, conversely, the use of large plants. Normally thought too big for such small areas, he demonstrates how they offer height and perspective to the plot, concealing boundaries and thereby visually enlarging the space. Covering design, planting, ornamentation, water features, lighting and more, this is a comprehensive guide to making the most of a tiny garden. Beautifully photographed and informatively written,this is a superior, professional look at a subject often glossed over or over-glossed in other publications. - Lucy Watson
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Book Description Harper Design, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061127779
Book Description Harper Design, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0061127779