Designing Small Gardens

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Crowood Press, Limited, Apr 1, 2012 - Architecture - 142 pages
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A guide that will inspire stunning results, whether for an entire garden or just a small border   Small gardens can be as versatile as their gardeners—personal, peaceful havens; sophisticated spaces for entertaining; or bold showcases for plant displays. Written by an experienced garden designer, this practical book, packed with big ideas for small gardens, guides readers through the principles of design with special reference to small spaces. Topics covered include garden design basics, hard and soft landscapes, innovative use of different materials, imaginative planting combinations, garden styles and plans, and practical garden projects.

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About the author (2012)

Ian Cooke is a professional horticulturalist with wide experience of design, from small private gardens through to large commercial landscapes. He is the author of many gardening books, including Exotic Gardening, The Gardener's Guide to Growing Cannas, and Grasses and Bamboos.

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