The Garden: Elements and Styles (Hardcover)
"A fabulous reference title and source of inspiration." —Gardens Illustrated
"Lushly illustrated with some of the world's most glorious gardens." —Financial Times How to Spend It
An A-to-Z compendium of more than 200 garden elements, styles, features, and ornaments for gardeners around the globe
The Garden is the definitive reference guide to garden design, its rich history, and the creative art of garden.
With an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book includes definitions and informative descriptions for over 200 modern and historical garden styles, features, types and ornaments, brought to life with more than 500 spectacular images. This accessible, inspirational format is perfect for both amateur gardeners and specialists alike.
Entries range from Allée, Borrowed Landscape and Coastal Garden, to Minimalism, New Perennial Planting, Pool, Vista and Xeriscape Garden.
This is a unique, illustrated 'glossary' for gardeners features over 400 gardens, both public and private, iconic and lesser known. Examples include spaces such as the Baroque gardens of Versailles and rarely published tropical courtyards from contemporary designers, alongside artist creations such as Frida Kahlo's courtyard in Mexico and Derek Jarman's coastal garden in Dungeness, England. Alongside the work of private garden owners and makers, the book also showcases the work of emerging and eminent designers, including Andrea Cochran, Emily Erlam, Raymond Jungles, Dan Pearson and Piet Oudolf.
Whether tending an English cottage garden or a Japanese Zen landscape, gardeners and garden lovers everywhere will be inspired as never before.
Written by garden expert and historian Toby Musgrave, author of Phaidon's bestselling book The Gardener's Garden.
About the Author
Dr. Toby Musgrave is an authority on garden history. He devised and presented the BBC Radio 4 series The British Garden, and has written for many magazines and newspapers. He teaches garden history at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, and has also lectured at Oxford University and the Royal Horticultural Society. He was consultant editor for The Gardener’s Garden (2014) and is author of Green Escapes (2018), both by Phaidon.
"[The Garden] is another wonderful way to travel amid its pages – while confined at home – this time to some of the world's most glorious gardens." —Forbes—-