Designing and Renovating larger Gardens


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Designing and Renovating larger Gardens Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press
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Pages: 168 Illustrations and other contents: 161 color photos, 86 line drawings ISBN: 9780881928242 Category:

The book begins by recommending a careful review of the property to identify its unique qualities.He describes fundamental ground rules such as anchoring the garden into the surrounding landscape, making the most of arrival space, creating focal points, scaling up and linking individual elements to form a unified whole.
This innovative design manual provides inspiration and practical guidance for anyone seeking to design, renovate or manage more expansive properties. Beautifully illustrated with colour photos throughout.
9780881928242 168pp H/B Dust Cover

Weight1 kg



Written specifically for the larger garden and helps to take the anxiety out of working on a bigger scale. ... [It] is most definitely an invaluable tool for anyone renovating or considering taking on a larger garden. -- Dermot O'Neill Garden Heaven 20070701 Focuses on ways to stamp your character onto a big, blank canvas - whether that means breaking up the space into more manageable sections, creating a woodland or turning the space into a grand, sweeping vista. -- George Weigel Harrisburg Patriot-News 20071125 If you find yourself with a five-acre property and the desire to do something grand, Scottish landscape architect and garden designer Douglas Coltart has advice for you. ... This is a book for serious gardeners and garden design professionals. San Luis Obispo Tribune 20071221

Author Biography

With extensive experience ranging from garden design to the formulation of parkland regeneration plans, Douglas Coltart has 15 years of garden and landscape design under his belt - in both private and public organizations. His company Viridarium, is celebrated for its imaginative and often large-scale gardening schemes with an innovative use of space and materials combined with subtle planting schemes. Douglas works closely with clients and communities to incorporate a contemporary feel to spaces large and small, urban or rural, at home or abroad, and has worked on projects at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Scotland's National Garden, as well as many others. Douglas has lectured at organizations such as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society, and Britain in Bloom, and he regularly teaches at the Scottish Agricultural College where he set up Scotland's first nationally-validated design course. His work has been featured on TV shows such as the BBC's Small Town Gardens and Beechgrove Gardens. A recipient of two Royal Horticultural Society gold medals for designs at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, he often serves as a judge at national Horticultural Shows and The International Rose Trials in Glasgow. He lives in Scotland, and holds a BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture and an MBA.