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The Essential Garden Design Workbook

by Rosemary Alexander

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881926647, Turtleback)

A well-designed garden provides pleasure to owner and visitor alike but often eludes even the most experienced gardener. The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides you through every stage of designing a garden, from site assessment to drawing up plans and selecting suitable materials. Here you will learn how to assess your site and experiment with design ideas that fit well with the garden's surroundings. You will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and determine the right proportions for a deck, pathway, or steps. The book includes clear instructions for drawing up plans — from initial concept diagram to final design. This book is tailor made for hands-on gardeners who want to rework their gardens to achieve that sought-after 'designer finish'. Hundreds of explanatory drawings and quick-reference diagrams make this workbook a vital addition to the bookshelves of every gardener, design student, and professional. By working through this book from start to finish, a designer garden is within everyone's reach.

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"The Essential Garden Design Workbook is a guide to every stage of designing a garden. By working through it from start to finish, a designer garden is within everyone's reach. This workbook pinpoints all the essential elements for success. Here you will learn how to assess your site and experiment with design ideas that fit well with the garden's surroundings. You will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree and find the right proportions for a deck, pathway, or steps. Under the tutelage of a landscape designer and teacher, you will learn how to integrate vertical, horizontal, overhead and ground planes, and select suitable hard landscaping materials and plants. There are clear instructions for drawing up plans from initial site survey through to final design, complete with tips on drawing and rendering detail to give a professional touch."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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