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The Garden Maker's Manual
The Garden Maker's Manual covers all aspects of hard landscaping and structures — from paving and paths to water features, lighting, shelter, walls, and fences. Those aspiring garden designers looking for an excellent introduction to the art of landscaping, but who are not ready for Rosemary's more definitive Essential Garden Design Workbook, will want to have this book. It is an accessible and practical approach to garden landscaping written by the experts at The English Gardening School. With 150 photographs and 150 drawings, this manual will be a timeless reference.

An excerpt from this book: Paths and paving are two vital elements necessary in almost every garden and, because they are highly visible features, it is essential that you explore their design and construction potential before buying materials and starting to build. The earth's surface can be vulnerable and fragile, especially where human beings, animals and vehicles constantly put pressure on it. The natural processes of precipitation — water, wind and frost — can dramatically erode it. Paths and paving serve a double purpose, protecting the earth's surface, while at the same time making it comfortable and pleasant to use ...

About Rosemary Alexander Rosemary Alexander Founder and Principal of The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, Rosemary Alexander writes and lectures worldwide on garden design. She has worked on a wide range of gardens throughout the world. For eleven years she was tenant of the National Trust property, Stoneacre, in Kent, where she created a romantic, old world garden ...

About Richard Sneesby Richard Sneesby is a landscape designer and lecturer on garden design at The English Gardening School.


Author : Rosemary Alexander and Richard Sneesby
ISBN : 088192704X
Publisher : Timber Press
Sugg. Retail Price : $49.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192

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