Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook
|Author:||Paul Bangay; Simon Griffiths|
Achieving a perfect garden the Paul Bangay way. Paul Bangay is renowned for his sure use of space: the gardens he creates are superbly proportioned, easy to live in, executed to the highest standards--and places of beauty. Now, in Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, he shares his many secrets for successful garden designing and construction. He shows how to analyze a site and its needs, how to visualize a garden and use space, and how to decide on and achieve the hard and soft landscaping best suited to a particular style. Using diagrams, step-by-step instructions, plant lists, and above all Simon Griffiths's lustrous color photography of his designs, Paul talks about every aspect of garden building from developing a ground plan, constructing a retaining wall, and fitting in a swimming pool, to finding a lawn substitute and drought-tolerant plants. Every page breathes with an infectious commitment to good design and the recuperative pleasures of gardening. Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook is instructive, inspiring, empowering--the guide to have on hand as you approach the challenges of garden making today.