The Gardens of Arne Maynard

Arne maynard is known for his award-winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show 2000, 2012 and for his beautiful and sympathetic gardens for private houses across the world. Central to his work as a designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony and belonging.

Maynard is also a passionate gardener himself, and is in the process of transforming the garden around his house in Monmouthshire, Wales. It will also appeal to garden designers and horticultural students. This garden is one of those featured in the book, offering unique insights into the work in progress and his design methods.

Merrell publishers. Also featured is maynard’s very first garden of his own, where over ten years he created a formal layout – including a kitchen garden, at Guanock House in Norfolk, herbaceous borders and a knot garden – from a field. Each of the twelve gardens is specially photographed and is described through the seasons in personal text by Maynard himself, including details of the brief and plant selection.

The book also includes fully illustrated features on various topics close to Maynard’s heart, incorporating sculpture in the garden, creating productive kitchen gardens, such as growing and using roses, planting borders, and training trees and shrubs. This beautiful book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere, whether armchair gardeners keen to explore the beautiful designs, or hands-on gardeners seeking inspiration and ideas for their own plots.

This is the first book on the work of one of today’s most celebrated and sought-after garden designers.

The Thoughtful Gardener: An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design

Thoughtful and beautiful, yet practical and informative, this book marries artistry with functionality. Structure and detail are important, and receive close attention. The styles vary considerably – logical, beautiful, calm, formal, romantic, naturalistic, sometimes spare – but the principles remain firm.

All of jinny's gardens share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting. The gardens jinny creates are as different as their owners and their locations. Jinny designs for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last. Reflecting jinny‘s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and it will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers.

In this book, jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. The thoughtful gardener contains modern takes on traditional forms, rooting, harmonising, understanding, structuring, and is split into six sections: seeing, and liberating.

What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. Jacqui Small. The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.

Gardens With Atmosphere: Creating Gardens with a Sense of Place

One of the world's most successful garden designers--and winner of the prestigious Best Garden Award at the Chelsea Flower Show 2000--describes in detail the influences and inspirations that produce gardens in perfect harmony with house and landscape. Bring native trees, grasses, flowers, and architectural materials into your little plot of Eden.

Or, contrast a rooftop oasis with the city streets below, while still recognizing the energy coming from that different dimension. Jacqui Small. Equally important, colors, shapes, gardens must continue and extend the home's patterns, even period features. Innovative suggestions for working with various landscapes and water; for taking advantage of what's already there; for establishing links between house and garden; and much more will open your eyes to the endless possibilities for a harmonious design! A Selection of Garden Book Club.

For a garden to exude atmosphere, it must look beyond its own boundaries and embrace elements from the surrounding environment.

Garden Design Details

Jacqui Small. Whether you want a wall or a pond, a new look for your lawn or an inventive way to pave your patio, Garden Design Details is packed with hundreds of images and ideas. With practical information about what materials and designs will work in harmony with your garden, this book will open your eyes to the possibilities at hand.

The case studies illustrate a range of styles and settings including traditional, contemporary, minimal and international. Arne maynard gives useful and practical advice for every type of garden from country acres to town courtyard. With over 350 photographs and design information covering everything from walls to paving, and fences to ponds, Garden Design Details is packed full of ideas.

All the ideas are attainable and durable, with options for different styles and sizes of garden. Divided into four main chapters - verticals; Horizontals, Punctuation; and Casework - the book discusses the main visual elements of a garden and then shows them in context through a selection of international case studies.

Punctuation discusses eye-catchers; seating; planters; pots and urns; statues; sculpture; fountains; arches; pergolas; tunnels; plant supports; and garden buildings. A final chapter of case studies shows the bigger picture with vertical, horizontal and punctuation design elements together in situ to show how they can be used to the best advantage.

Horizontals covers beds; borders; edging; paths; terraces; lawns; meadows; wild flower planting; knots; parterres; mazes; lakes; ponds; water features; natural swimming pools; stepping stones; land sculpture; and bridges.

Landscape of Dreams: The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman

When they moved from hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more. Jacqui Small. Pimpernel Press.

They designed the british 9/11 memorial garden in new york and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst.

Isabel and julian bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" Min Hogg, World of Interiors and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste. Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising.


Garden Design Details

Pimpernel Press. Jacqui Small.

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, at the request of President Kennedy, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Pimpernel Press. Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design.

Jacqui Small. She and her husband, nantucket, antigua, virginia, one of the wealthiest men in America, and Upperville, maintained homes in New York, Paul Mellon, Cape Cod, and she designed the gardens at all of them. Author linda holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014.

All of these gardens are featured in the gardens of bunny Mellon, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, the Mellon estate in Upperville.

Planting: A New Perspective

An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting shares Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. With planting, designers and home gardeners can recreate these plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

. Timber Press OR. Indispensable. The new york times book review piet oudolf’s gardens—unique combinations of long-lived perennials and woody plants that are rich in texture and sophisticated in color—are breathtaking and have deep emotional resonance. A detailed directory shares details like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, and its propensity to self-seed.

Jacqui Small. Pimpernel Press. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture.

Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces

The team behind the inspirational design sites Gardenista. Com and Remodelista. Com presents an all-in-one manual for making your outdoor space as welcoming as your living room. Pimpernel Press. Artisan Publishers. Jacqui Small. Timber Press OR. Find hundreds of design tips and easy diys, editors’ picks of 100 classic and stylish objects, over 200 resources, a landscaping primer with tips from pros, and so much more.

Named a best gift book for gardeners by the new york Times Book Review, Domino magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, and Goop. Tour personality-filled gardens around the world and re-create the looks with no-fail planting palettes.

The English Country House Garden

There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. Artisan Publishers. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, some personal, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential.

The english country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Pimpernel Press. This book will inspire and delight … the stories of these gardens so compellingly captured by George Plumptre make the reader stop and tarry awhile, the vision and the passion of the people who created gardens such as Hidcote, marvelling at the energy,  Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.

The english garden 'A feast of horticulture and Englishness. House & garden 'tells the tale of the English Country House Gardens over the past 500 years expertly and informatively. Countryside Magazine 'Sure to become a classic. Garden design journal gardening Book of the Year 2014 Daily TelegraphRevised and updated edition.

Jacqui Small.

Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far

Artisan Publishers. This book will astound and delight you with the diversity and creativity of the gardens featured, all portrayed at that rare moment when they are at their most stunning. Iconic gardens included are the stunning welsh garden dyffryn fernant; australia's cloudehill; martha stewart's private garden, Skylands; the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan's Ground in Herefordshire; the former home of Vita Sackville-West, Long Barn in Kent; the naturalistic French garden of Le Jardin Plume in Normandy; Piet Oudolf's Hummelo in the Netherlands; Hermannshof in Germany at the forefront of planting design; and Kenrokuen one of Japan's most beautiful public gardens.

Timber Press OR. Dreamscapes includes gardens designed by well-known designers such as Brandon Tyson, New Zealand, USA, with photographed locations including Australia, Paul Bangay, UK, and Spanish designer Fernando Martos among others, Europe and Asia. Dreamscapes is a stunning collection of over sixty of the world's most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs.

Jacqui Small. Pimpernel Press.