Room outside: a new approach to garden design

By: Brookes, JohnPublication details: New York : Thames & Hudson, 1985Edition: revised edISBN: 0500271372Subject(s): Garden design | Landscape - architecture, design and gardening | Gardening techniquesDDC classification: 712.6 Summary: This lucid guide to garden design explores an original and eminently practical concept. John Brookes sees the garden as a usable extension of the home, a "room outside" to be enjoyed by the whole family. He deals systematically with the creation of a contemporary garden; shaping and basic planning, treatment of the soil, walling, surfacing, planting and cultivation. The sub-divisions of each chapter give more specialized information and advice, covering, for instance, the laying of different types of surface, the planting of borders and pruning shrubs. Written for the ordinary home gardener by one of Britain's most prominent landscape architects, this comprehensive book contains many photographs of gardens, garden furniture and ornaments, types of paving, walls and fencing, and useful diagrams showing structural aspects and horticultural techniques.
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This lucid guide to garden design explores an original and eminently practical concept. John Brookes sees the garden as a usable extension of the home, a "room outside" to be enjoyed by the whole family. He deals systematically with the creation of a contemporary garden; shaping and basic planning, treatment of the soil, walling, surfacing, planting and cultivation. The sub-divisions of each chapter give more specialized information and advice, covering, for instance, the laying of different types of surface, the planting of borders and pruning shrubs. Written for the ordinary home gardener by one of Britain's most prominent landscape architects, this comprehensive book contains many photographs of gardens, garden furniture and ornaments, types of paving, walls and fencing, and useful diagrams showing structural aspects and horticultural techniques.

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