Designing Garden on Slopes


  • Author: E. Davies, R. Chivers
  • Date Pub: 2010
  • ISBN: 9781853411380

The Design Brief - First meeting with clients: Portfolio and Budget; Client Wish List to Design Brief; Budget and Design Brief; Summary - Taking a Full Client Brief. Surveying Slopes - Surveying Sloping Gardens; Measuring Levels; Level Surveying Basics; Datum Points and Reduced Levels; Typical Garden Survey Abbreviations; Recording Relevant Information; Summary - Surveying Slopes, Essential Information. Communicating Design Ideas - Functional Basics; Designing for Slopes; Design Principles; Dimensions of Key Features; One garden, Three Ideas; Summary - Design Idea Essentials. Design Presentation - Communicating the Design; Making Plans Easier to Understand; Ground Shaping; Design Presentation Summary. Groundworks and Construction - Cut and Fill; Mistakes to Avoid; Moving Soil Around Trees; Summary of Essentials. Steps, Retaining Walls and Rock Gardens - Steps; Guidelines for Step Dimensions; Summary - Steps; Retaining Walls and Summary; Rocks and Boulders; Gabions; Building Regulations and British Standards for Sloping Gardens. Ground Surfaces - Summary; Portfolio of 6 Garden Projects. Soil and Planting on Slopes - Soil Erosion on Slopes; Examples of Materials Used in Geotextiles; Planting on Slopes; Plants for Covering Slopes and Stabilizing Soil; Grasses for Planting on Slopes’ Alpines for Planting on Slopes, and Other Plants for Rock and Scree Gardens. Further Reading, Index

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