Habitat Creation in Garden Design: A guide to designing places for people and wildlife


Habitat Creation in Garden Design: A guide to designing places for people and wildlife Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Ltd
string(3) "176"
Pages: 176 Illustrations and other contents: 22 Line drawings, color; 149 Halftones, color Language: English ISBN: 9780719840968 Categories: , ,

There is a growing interest in creating gardens for wildlife, but this is often accompanied by a tendency to equate naturalness with messiness. The idea that wildlife gardens need to be untidy and unkempt persists. Understanding the needs of plants and how they interact establishes some parameters for design, stimulates ideas and reminds us of appropriate association of plants and materials. Far from limiting creativity, it reinforces a sense of place. Written by two experienced garden designers, this book uses the language of design to frame garden habitats, uniting design principles with an ecological perspective to create beautiful wildlife havens.

Weight0.7 kg





There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Essential reading for every aspiring garden designer -- Ken Thompson, Professional Gardeners' Guild * Professional Gardeners' Guild * Habitat Creation bridges an important gap between the scholarly ecology and the home gardener, and its focus on feeding and retaining invertebrates is a refreshing change of pace. Whereas every major gardening manual hones in on nectar, berry, and seed-feeding for birds and butterflies, Habitat Creation in Garden Design details planting and management techniques to foster vibrant communities of soil microorganisms, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals to accommodate fully functional biodiversity.’ -- Jennifer Priester, Northwest Perennial Alliance Magazine (USA) * Jennifer Priester, and wNorthwest Perennial Alliance Magazine (USA). * ‘I have sat on SGD committees with both Catherine Heatherington FSGD (retried) and Alex Johnson MSGD (retired), and it is pleasing to see that the qualities they brought to meetings – rigour, quality and clarity of thought, and a liveliness – shine through the ideas and information they present in their book…everything – or nearly everything – you may need to know is here’. -- Annabel Downs, Garden Design Journal * Garden Design Journal *