Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
Release Date: 2015-04-21
The name and reputation of Luciano Giubbilei have been growing steadily since first publication of this book in 2010. His list of American clients rises year on year and we are bringing this title back into print in May to coincide with a major speaking tour in the US and abroad. Luciano has been creating serenely beautiful gardens in locations on three continents since 1997. He is best known for the understated elegance of his designs, paying careful attention to the composition of space and constantly evolving his approach both in response to his clients and as his ideas develop. This book examines 12 significant gardens from Luciano’s portfolio, and fully documents each project, from the preparation of mood boards to final planting and finishing. The book includes sections on site development, nursery production and the sourcing of plants, and the artists and craftsmen with whom Luciano works, detailing his working methods and sources of inspiration. Featuring planting plans, documentary images and photographs from award-winning gardens photographer Steven Wooster, the book paints a detailed portrait of this acclaimed garden designer.
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.
“An extraordinary collection of 21st-century gardens that will arouse wanderlust… Whether you are a garden globetrotter or an armchair explorer, this book is definitely one to add to your collection.” —Gardens Illustrated A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerland—these are just a few of the extraordinary outdoor havens visited in Gardenlust. In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Along the way, you'll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy. As inspiring as it is insightful, Gardenlust will delight your passion for garden inspiration—and the many places it grows.
A bestselling classic completely revised and updated The third edition of The Essential Garden Design Workbook is fully updated with new color photograph and illustrations, garden plans, and growing information for the top fifty plants no designer should be without. You’ll also find updated information on designing with computer-aided design (CAD), details on sustainability ad biodiversity, and important advice on working with contractors.
Author: David Stevens
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2007
Look beyond the back door and discover the outdoor spaces that are waiting to be shaped into natural, relaxing extensions of the home. With gorgeous photographs throughout--many of them full-page--this inspiring guide immerses you in the aesthetics of outdoor living, from tiled gardens to trellised dining areas. Learn how boundaries, from low shrubs to metal walls, are essential to creating comfortable outdoor spaces, and how gardens can achieve the right balance of light and shadow. Also included are instructions for building wood and metal archways, "sleeper” steps, and a continuously refilling water chute; there is even a section on creating the perfect tree house! A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each—from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history—Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts & Crafts, and more—and geographically diverse environments—from a nighttime sculpture garden on the Oregon coast, to a sustainable water garden in the mountains of Vermont, and the Mughal garden at the Indian president's palace in New Delhi. They are inspirational works made by both talented amateurs and major international garden designers—including Britain's Christopher Bradley Hole, Italy's Luciano Giubbilei and Paolo Pejrone, and Americans Isabelle Green, Raymond Jungles, and Martha Schwartz. In this affordable volume boasting 500 illustrations, readers are led through the details of each garden and provided with the tools needed to understand and replicate each exemplary design—whether the site is rural or urban, a backyard or a beach, in any climate, and on any budget. Each beautiful project photo is followed by a list of key concepts, numbered close-ups that highlight aspects of the design, and expert write-ups to explain how each element serves the garden as a whole. Whether looking for a whole landscaping scheme, or simply an individual idea for a water feature or a wall, readers will find a wealth of ideas to choose from. Both experienced and armchair gardeners will find that Gardens in Detail will enhance their appreciation of how good design decisions are made at every scale.
Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts. Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life. This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design is with you every step of the way. Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space. Previous edition ISBN 9781409325741
From Modernist to Mediterranean, and from jungle to Japanese, Garden Design Close Up showcases 100 exceptional gardens from around the globe. A goldmine of inspiration for everyone looking to give their garden a modern makeover, this profusely illustrated book examines the key features of each design in close-up, photographic detail. With creations by leading British and international landscape architects, such as Dan Pearson, Anthony Paul and Martha Schwartz, Garden Design Close Up will delight all those who enjoy gardens, providing a detailed resource filled with creative ideas and practical advice from award-winning writer and designer Emma Reuss.
Author: Ian Hodgson
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Release Date: 2015-04-19
This book presents the best garden designs of the last five years from more than 50 top garden designers. It offers design solutions for every situation, every area, all tastes and budgets, and any size of garden. It draws on the talents of celebrated designers such as Tom Stuart Smith, Luciano Giubbilei, Cleve West, Dan Pearson and Joe Swift. It also showcases the work of lesser-known designers whose innovating designs deserve wider recognition. The process of garden design requires many thousands of small decisions in the pursuit of the most appealing solutions for outdoor spaces. But this book makes the complex process simpler by offering ample choices of contemporary design for you to explore what's possible, what's practical and what's affordable. Comprising garden rooms, ornamental details, styles and planting ideas, this book will appeal to every forward-looking garden owner, whether they manage a small or medium sized garden, a roof terrace, balcony or courtyard space. It offers cutting edge solutions for those seeking an entirely new look as well as key details that can make all the difference.
Drawn from forty years of experience, an authoritative guide to garden design, filled with lively text, magnificent full-color photographs, and annotated sketches, shows how to transform any garden into a creative masterpiece.
Author: Caroline Donald
Release Date: 2018-11
What do the famous actor, the bestselling novelist, the international musician and the model have in common? Like millions of us, they love their gardens--and with good reason, too. Gardening is an art form through which everyone from lords to labourers can express themselves. In the words of that grande dame of gardeners, Penelope Hobhouse, "Gardening makes people happy." And, as gardening editor of the Sunday Times, Caroline Donald has been allowed beyond the gate of many a private paradise both in Britain and abroad to share this passion. Included in The Generous Gardener are the stories, in words and pictures, of more than forty private gardens, including those belonging to Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton, Jilly Cooper, William Christie, Harrison Birtwhistle, Kelly Brook, Natasha Spender, Catherine FitzGerald and Dominic West, Julian and Isabel Bannerman, Penelope Hobhouse, Bob Flowerdew, Roy Lancaster, Luciano Giubbilei, and Dan Pearson..