• Gardening

The Gardens of Arne Maynard

Author: Arne Maynard
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858946269
Category: Gardening
Page: 308
View: 1410
This is the first book on the work of one of today’s most celebrated and sought-after garden designers. Arne Maynard is known for his award-winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show (2000, 2012) and for his beautiful and sympathetic gardens for private houses across the world. Central to his work as a designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony and belonging. Maynard is also a passionate gardener himself, and is in the process of transforming the garden around his house in Monmouthshire, Wales. This garden is one of those featured in the book, offering unique insights into the work in progress and his design methods. Also featured is Maynard’s very first garden of his own, at Guanock House in Norfolk, where over ten years he created a formal layout - including a kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and a knot garden - from a field. Each of the twelve gardens is specially photographed and is described through the seasons in personal text by Maynard himself, including details of the brief and plant selection. The book also includes fully illustrated features on various topics close to Maynard’s heart, such as growing and using roses, planting borders, creating productive kitchen gardens, incorporating sculpture in the garden, and training trees and shrubs. This beautiful book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere, whether armchair gardeners keen to explore the beautiful designs, or hands-on gardeners seeking inspiration and ideas for their own plots. It will also appeal to garden designers and horticultural students.

    • Gardens

Garden Design Details

Author: Arne Maynard,Anne De Verteuil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840915082
Category: Gardens
Page: 192
View: 3377
Arne Maynard gives useful and practical advice for every type of garden from country acres to town courtyard. With over 350 photographs and design information covering everything from walls to paving, and fences to ponds, Garden Design Details is packed full of ideas. Divided into four main chapters: VERTICALS covers walls; hedges; fences; railings; trellis work; entrances and openings; gates; doors; level changes; feature plants and trees; woods; orchards and land sculpture. HORIZONTALS covers beds; borders; edging; paths; terraces; lawns; meadows; wild flower planting; knots; parterres; mazes; lakes; ponds; water features; natural swimming pools; stepping stones; land sculpture and bridges. PUNCTUATION discusses eye-catchers; seating; planters; pots and urns; statues; sculpture; fountains; arches; pergolas; tunnels; plant supports and garden buildings. CASEWORK is a final chapter of case studies shows the bigger picture with vertical, horizontal and punctuation design elements together in situ to show how they can be used to best advantage. The case studies illustrate a range of styles and settings including traditional, contemporary, minimal and international.

    • Gardening

Gardens with Atmosphere

Creating Gardens with a Sense of Place
Author: Arne Maynard,Sue Seddon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840911589
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 2169
"Mastering this fusion of place and plants, history and horticulture, is the forte of acclaimed garden designer Maynard, who creates complete worlds within the landscapes he develops, from tranquil woodland glades to sculptured formal vistas....[He] encourages gardeners to acquire a broader perspective and allow their creativity to soar beyond the sheer physical- ity of a landscape and its horticultural requirements. Maynard's gardens are supremely lovely, ephemeral places that invite the visitor to experience them deeply, using every sense to its fullest, and his book is sublimely inspiring."--"Booklist."

    • Landscape gardening

Gardening with Grasses

Author: Michael King,Piet Oudolf
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711212022
Category: Landscape gardening
Page: 152
View: 1580
Ornamental grasses are among the most important plants used by garden designers. This book shows how to use them to transform a garden. Grasses lend an architectural quality to a garden; they provide texture, background interest and a year-round range of subtle colours. They are also highly versatile, hardy and reliable. Many are evergreen and some perform better in shade, particularly useful in awkward corners where other plants struggle. The distinctive appearance of grasses makes them invaluable in combinations with flowering annuals or textured perennials. A catalogue of over 150 varieties and cultivars gives details of the best ornamental grasses, sedges and bamboos for a wide range of garden situations.

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Power of Gardens

Author: Nancy Goslee Power
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584797579
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
View: 325
A master landscape designer reveals--through text, 200 photos and 25 garden plans--some of her best designs, from residential sites in Santa Monica and Malibu to street planning for downtown Beverly Hills and play zones for the Pasadena Children's Museum.

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Private Gardens of the Fashion World

Author: Francis Dorléans,Claire de Virieu
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789204479
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 2152
This lavishly illustrated volume takes readers on a private tour of the gardens of the most renowned fashion designers in the world--from Hubert de Givenchy's garden in Normandy to Yves Saint Larent's garden in Marrakech. 200 color illustrations.

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Best Borders

Author: N.A
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 0711214328
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 2208
A practical guide to the expert planning, planting and maintenance of garden borders. There are schemes to inspire every discerning gardener, from planted double borders to modest plantings for a bed of annuals and a narrow town garden. Tony Lord is the editor of The Plant Finder.

    • Country life

The Barn Garden

Making a Place
Author: Tom Stuart-Smith,Sue Stuart-Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956864000
Category: Country life
Page: 84
View: 2737

    • Gardening

The New English Garden

Author: Tim Richardson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711232709
Category: Gardening
Page: 328
View: 3292
Join leading garden writer Tim Richardson as he visits twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade, in this comprehensive overview of the contemporary English garden scene, probably the most inventive garden culture in the world. From the cutting-edge naturalistic planting design of the Sheffield School to the scientific imagery of Througham Court, this stunning guide surveys a wide spectrum of garden styles;some are challenging or thought-provoking, while others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English planting design, which has also been moving ahead in interesting ways. The New English Garden presents all that is most interesting about garden-making in England in the twenty-first century, beautifully illustrated by Andrew Lawson’s photography of some of England’s most famous gardens, from Prince Charles’s garden at Highgrove,Christopher Llyod’s garden at Great Dixter and Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s garden at Gresgarth right up to the Olympic Park in 2012.

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Landscape of Dreams

The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman
Author: Isabel Bannerman,Julian Bannerman
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
ISBN: 9781910258262
Category: Gardening
Page: 296
View: 1760
Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste). Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst. When they moved from Hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of Dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more.

    • Gardening

Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration

25 Years of the Garden Conservancy
Author: Page Dickey,Marion Brenner
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350308
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 597
The Garden Conservancy is celebrating its 25th anniversary with this beautifully illustrated book that documents a selection of the outstanding public and private gardens it has worked with since its founding in 1989. The book showcases eight gardens the conservancy has helped preserve and 43 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through its Open Days Program. The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs, and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidis’s rock garden in Denver, Colorado; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway’s collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, California; and James David’s imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills, and pools in Austin, Texas.

    • Gardening

Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens

Author: Barbara Baker
Publisher: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781870673792
Category: Gardening
Page: 239
View: 5698
Shows twenty gardens not generally opened to the public that were designed by international garden designers.

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The Gardener's Garden

Midi Format
Author: Toby Musgrave,Ruth Chivers
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714874159
Category: Gardening
Page: 472
View: 6850
The inspirational resource for garden designers and garden-lovers - now available in a compelling compact format. The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

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The Thoughtful Gardener

An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design
Author: Jinny Blom
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127543
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 4083
‘Jinny's genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none’ – Victoria, Lady Getty A prolific designer, Jinny Blom embraces a wide variety of styles, from formal walled gardens to contemporary installations. What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. The gardens Jinny creates are as different as their owners and their locations. Small gardens are very intimate and have to work efficiently in order to be pleasing. An Oxfordshire garden of rooms is constructed from nothing, creating a new garden with an old soul. There are modern takes on traditional forms. But all these gardens share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting. Structure and detail are important, and receive close attention. The styles vary considerably – logical, calm, beautiful, romantic, naturalistic, formal, sometimes spare – but the principles remain firm. Jinny designs for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last. Reflecting Jinny‘s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and it will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers. Thoughtful and beautiful, yet practical and informative, this book marries artistry with functionality.

Paradise and Plenty

A Rothschild Family Garden
Author: Mary Keen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910258125
Page: 304
View: 328
A stunning exploration of the Rothschild's private garden and best kept secret, a world beyond most gardeners' dreams!

    • Gardening

In & Out of Paris

Gardens of Secret Delights
Author: Zahid Sardar
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423632710
Category: Gardening
Page: 264
View: 2094
Among the more than 30 great and small projects within In & Out of Paris are Vaux-le-Vicomte, Versailles, and Courances—all classic André Le Nôtre–style French gardens. Also discover the Paris gardens of celebrated artist Jean-Michel Othoniel and art aficionado Pierre Bergé, architect Kenzo Takada’s Japanese retreat in the Bastille, Australian couturier Martin Grant’s tiny terrace in the Marais, Mexican painter MariCarmen Hernandez’s Montmartre rooftop, and American architect Michael Herrman’s homage to Le Corbusier’s surreal ChampsÉlysées garden for bon vivant Charles de Beistegui. Modern masters Louis Benech, Gilles Clement, Pascal Cribier, Christian Fournet, Camille Muller, Hugues Peuvergne, and Pierre-Alexandre Risser are also featured, representing a new era of experiments, color, and asymmetry in the Paris garden. ZAHID SARDAR is a San Francisco–based editor, writer, and curator specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. His work has appeared in Dwell, Interiors, Western Interiors & Design, Interior Design, House & Garden, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and Landscape Architecture. He has taught design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several other books, including West Coast Modern and New Garden Design.

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Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1580934188
Category: Gardening
Page: 399
View: 4445
Piet Oudolf is best known for his now-iconic designs for the High Line in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago. Hummelo, his own garden in The Netherlands, is visited by thousands of gardeners each year. It serves as his personal design and plant propagation laboratory, and is where he has honed his aesthetic and created new varieties of plants for over three decades. This title charts how the garden of one of the world's best-known and most-loved plantsmen has evolved, and gives frank assessments of his experiments that have gone both well and awry. Hummelo, timed to coincide with Oudolf's 70th birthday and his acceptance of Holland's most prestigious cultural award, provides his throngs of followers with a chronology of how his naturalistic style and career have developed. Lush photography documents how the garden has changed and inspired him over the years, and text by prolific garden writer Noel Kingsbury will ensure a lively read for all home garden enthusiasts.

    • Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei: The Art of Making Gardens

Author: Luciano Giubbilei,Fergus Garrett,Paul Smith
Publisher: Merrell
ISBN: 9781858946467
Category: Gardens
Page: 304
View: 1784
Luciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winnning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene gardens for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in the famous garden of Great Dixter in East Sussex, in close collaboration with the head gardener, Fergus Garrett. In this new book he explains the devlopment of his style over the last few years - a pivotal time for his design work - and describes the philosophy by which he works. The first section contains texts and images that explore the garden at Great Dixter and Luciano's work there, across all four seasons. The second section examines Luciano's love of craft and traditionally made objects, and - through visits to and discussion with craftsmen in the UK and beyond - explores the contribution such work makes to his garden design. The third section constitutes a wider investigation of Luciano's influences under the broad themes of water, colour and texture, illustrating with photographs and words exactly what it is about the world that inspires him and how that is manifested in his designs, with specific reference to his gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014 and the Venice Biennale in 2015. The gardens are described and illustrated in full with specially commissioned photographs by Andrew Montgomery and Carl Bengston. Full plants lists are also included.

    • Gardens

A Sense of Place

How to Create a Garden with Atmosphere
Author: Arne Maynard,Sue Seddon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781840914115
Category: Gardens
Page: 176
View: 4738
Arne Maynard believes that achieving balance is the key to garden design and in A Sense of Place he shows you how to open your imagination and create a garden that will enrich your life and the place where you live.

    • Architecture

The Wirtz Gardens

Author: N.A
Publisher: Wirtz international
ISBN: 9789085867081
Category: Architecture
Page: 272
View: 7869
The Wirtz Gardens III' is a continuation of the books I and II, edited in 2003 and reedited 2 times after. It contains 30 gardens, a mixture of private, public and corporate projects in Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, the USA, France and England. For the first time, private projects in the USA and Switzerland are shown, gardens which enchant by their beautiful setting, their scale or their exclusiveness. Unusual projects like the cloister's gardens of the Hauterive Abbey (Switzerland) or the Haute Couture fashion show stage set for Dior in 2012 or even more, a secluded Japanese garden with view to Mount Fuji will surprise the reader. For the first time, American work is shown, represented by 4 private projects. 0Every garden is accompanied, as it was before, by its plan and a brief text. Photography by Bertrand Limbour.