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Garden Styles - An Essential Guide

By Freda Cox

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ISBN: 9781847971784
PUBLISHED: 24/05/2010
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs 200 botanical colour illustrations

Whether your garden is large or small, in the town or country, you can create your own distinctive style, drawing inspiration from the past as well as looking to the future. This book offers very different and inspirational styles from around the world to encourage you to try something new in your own garden. Exploring garden designs from ancient to modern, it gives an overview of eleven different styles: introducing their history, analysing their key elements and giving practical tips and a plant list for each.

Garden styles covered:

  • Classic
  • Informal
  • Cottage
  • Mediterranean and dry
  • Exotic and sub-tropical
  • Japanese
  • Islamic
  • Modern
  • Water
  • Small
  • Future

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Latest Reviews
" Garden Styles is fascinating, taking us from historical gardens such as the Taj Mahal to the smallest of Shropshire gardens, discussing in detail cottage, exotic, Japanese, Islamic, water and small gardens. There are also views on the formal and classical designs and, of course, Mediterranean examples of gardening, as well as a thoughtful chapter on gardening in the future and exhaustive lists of suggested plants for various aspects of gardening. "
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Reviewed By: Shropshire Magazine

" It's an inspirational read as well as a beautiful piece of work and I defy anyone to open this book without being motivated to put some of its ideas into practice. Very highly recommended. "
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Reviewed By: Shropshire Review

" Great for inspiration from around the world, this book looks at designs from small cottage gardens to Japanese and exotic themes. There is an overview of how to make each garden style work in your space, plus a plant directory. "
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Reviewed By: Real Homes

" Garden Styles is breathtaking in its scope, covering just about every style of garden you might imagine. The photographs are a delight, making Garden Styles a visual feast, but not merely a coffee table book, for it is also packed with inspirational and imaginative ideas from somebody who has an extensive and lifelong experience of gardening. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Mediterranean Garden Society

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