Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens

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Barbara Baker

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Garden Art Press
Territory: World
Size: 300 mm x 237 mm
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 220 colour
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  • Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens offers a rare opportunity to view twenty gardens not generally open to the public, each one owned and designed by a garden designer
  • Presents the gardens of designers from the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, The United States, Japan, and Indonesia

The outstanding gardens featured in Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens are all designed by innovative, influential, award-winning designers. Fascinating text and sumptuous photography profile each garden, analysing the relationship between the garden and its setting, planting schemes, the aims of the designers, and their achievements. In addition, the book examines the ways in which the designers' personalities affect their creations, and how their own gardens differ from those of their clients.

Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens is an inspirational, informative and beautiful work, which will appeal to anyone who is interested in landscape architecture or garden design, be they a beginner or a professional.

The gardens included are designed by: Patrick Blanc, Fernando Caruncho, Kate Cullity, Jim Fogarty, Ludwig Gerns, Adriaan Geuze, Isabelle Greene, Bunny Guinness, Ron Lutsko, Shunmyo Masuno, Dan Pearson, Antonio Perazzi, Tony Smith, Ted Smyth, Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon, Jacques Wirtz, Ute Wittich, Made Wijaya and Stephen Woodhams.

Barbara Baker is the author of many books including Dream Gardens of England (Merrell Publishers, 2010) and Why We Garden: Stories of a British Obsession (Aston House Press, 2004). Barbara is a keen gardener herself, and is a member of the Garden Media Guild, and has given talks at universities, societies, and on the radio.

What the press have said about this book...

“There is a great range of styles from which to take inspiration” Gardening Books Round-up, The Sunday Times

“A must-have for budding designers, professional and amateur” The Telegraph Christmas Gardening Books round-up.

“Insightful, personal and thought-provoking” The English Garden

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