Best Garden Design: Practical Inspiration from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show

by Chris Young

Firefly Books | July 30, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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A showcase of the best ideas, trends, styles and techniques from the stars of the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Best Garden Design is an inspirational sourcebook that identifies the most attractive, practical and portable ideas from hundreds of gardeners and designers and analyzes how those ideas can work in any garden.

Interviews with gold medal-winning designers outline their individual design styles. Each design is then examined on a smaller scale to focus on the details and finishing touches that complete a design and help
transform everyday gardens into showstoppers.

The author gives gardeners the very best medal-worthy gardening advice from the Royal Horticultural Society, the United Kingdom''s leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Best Garden Design addresses virtually every aspect of creating a garden worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, including:

  • Lighting
  • Topiary
  • Seating
  • Decking
  • Water features
  • Kitchen gardens
  • Artful recycling
  • Growing old roses
  • Better baskets
  • How to position garden art
  • Reshaping a patio
  • Perfect perennials
  • Herbs
  • Drought

Not even the most dedicated visitor to the Chelsea Flower Show could amass this many notes of such value.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 7.48 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554079942

ISBN - 13: 9781554079940

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Best Garden Design: Practical Inspiration from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show

by Chris Young

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 7.48 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: July 30, 2013

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554079942

ISBN - 13: 9781554079940

From the Publisher

A showcase of the best ideas, trends, styles and techniques from the stars of the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Best Garden Design is an inspirational sourcebook that identifies the most attractive, practical and portable ideas from hundreds of gardeners and designers and analyzes how those ideas can work in any garden.

Interviews with gold medal-winning designers outline their individual design styles. Each design is then examined on a smaller scale to focus on the details and finishing touches that complete a design and help
transform everyday gardens into showstoppers.

The author gives gardeners the very best medal-worthy gardening advice from the Royal Horticultural Society, the United Kingdom''s leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Best Garden Design addresses virtually every aspect of creating a garden worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, including:

  • Lighting
  • Topiary
  • Seating
  • Decking
  • Water features
  • Kitchen gardens
  • Artful recycling
  • Growing old roses
  • Better baskets
  • How to position garden art
  • Reshaping a patio
  • Perfect perennials
  • Herbs
  • Drought

Not even the most dedicated visitor to the Chelsea Flower Show could amass this many notes of such value.

About the Author

Chris Young is a garden designer, author, deputy editor of The Garden magazine and formerly an editor of the Garden Design Journal, the publication of the Society of Garden Designers.

Alan Titchmarsh is a horticulturist and gardening expert with a long career in broadcasting. He has written 40 gardening books.

by Chris Young ; Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh

Editorial Reviews

Now we can take in the gardens at Chelsea without suffering the 6 days of crowds or the jetlag.... This book showcases a broad diversity of recent vignettes. It''s a good read if you have done or plan to do a show garden.... Yet the focus of the book is the real life take away and each case study specifically highlights features that might translate into actual landscapes. The author is successful in examining what makes a display effective in total, but also dwells on the details... Chapters full of photos of hardscape, water, lighting or art provide hundreds of novel ideas both grandiose and simple.
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