Outdoors: The Garden Design Book for the Twenty-first Century

Front Cover
Conran Octopus, 2007 - Gardens - 272 pages
0 Reviews
Outdoors covers a range of garden uses from relaxation to entertainment. Readers are encouraged to look beyond the garden gate to consider garden styles worldwide. The book provides practical information on how to fulfil the requirements for each garden type and as well as presenting classic solutions, the authors provide imaginative, inspirational and up to date alternatives. Today's designed gardens also provide the appropriate means for putting conservation philosophies into practice whether it be for wildlife, recycling or water-wise gardening.Includes practical advice on how to design your own garden and fifteen case studies throughout the book, personally chosen by the authors, demonstrate how innovative design can be translated to the garden whether on a grand scale or in the creative detailing that sets one garden apart from another. This exciting book, redefines garden design for the twenty-first century and shows the best and most stimulating examples from around the world. Whether you live in the town or country and regardless of the size of your garden Outdoors will be an invaluable source of information and inspiration.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

Diarmuid Gavin has spent his colourful 20-year career successfully challenging the traditional conventions of garden design and gardening. His innovative designs, for which he draws inspiration from diverse sources such as Star Trek, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, invariably provoke passionate debate and have won him several medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. As well as co-presenting popular television shows such as Home Front in the Garden and Gardens Through Time, Diarmuid has contributed to The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Irish Times and written six books on garden design. He lectures regularly on garden design and the development of the modern garden and runs his own garden design and build business based in Dublin and London.Terence Conran is widely recognised as one of the world's great designers and restaurateurs. Among his many business interests Terence also established Conran & Partners, an architecture and design practice renowned for its diverse and intelligent modern design solutions. Sir Terence discovered a passion for gardening as a child and has since designed medal-winning gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has written several gardening books including The Essential Garden Book with designer Dan Pearson. Terence has been closely involved with the creation of his own gardens in England and France and admits to being his happiest when in his vegetable garden at his home in Berkshire.

Bibliographic information