Designing small gardens – a new book by Janine Mendel
Australian landscape design is eclectic but there is no doubt that we love to be outdoors, and with the population set to rise, whether we like it or not we will be left with smaller and smaller outdoor spaces in which to enjoy our way of life.
Considering the whole of site as the canvas for indoor/outdoor living means we can get the best use of every square centimetre of space. Not everyone has the luxury of designing their site from scratch and this book will inspire the reader to see what can be created in restricted spaces.
The book is divided into two parts: ‘Gardens’, an inspirational section which features 14 gardens ranging from small contemporary courtyards to more traditional gardens that respect the era of the home; and ‘Elements’, a more practical section which discusses both natural elements and design elements and how they work together to create a beautiful garden.
“…has well-expressed ideas, thoughtful analyses of design challenges and a wealth of both theoretical and practical design advice. Even a hardened old-hand like me found plenty to stimulate, engage and yes, drool over. Rating: 4.5 stars” — Catherine Stewart, award-winning garden journalist, photographer and writer for garden magazines such as Backyard & Garden Design Ideas, Outdoor Design & Living, and Gardening Australia, co-author of ‘Waterwise Gardening for Australia’.
Contact Janine to purchase your book today for the special price of $59.95 including postage & packaging to an Australian address.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 August 2012.
RRP: $59.95 AUD (Hard cover, 320 pages)
GENRE: Garden Design