The Gardener's Garden: Exclusive Gardening Book Preview

By Alex N

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Award winning landscape designer Dan Pearson, describes this new work as “The definitive guide to over 250 of the world’s most outstanding gardens”.  At MyGardenSchool we're not in the habit of previewing books, but this new classic has been contributed to by some of the world's gardening cogniscenti including MyGardenSchool tutors John Brookes, Toby Musgrave,  and Noel Kingsbury - and looks set to become a must have for any garden lover.  Over the next month we will have two books to give away to MyGardenSchool students, and will be giving MyGardenSchool students 20% off the book if they purchase through a link on our site.

Please click here to buy now and use the code MG20GG to get your 20% off discount!  

Available from November, as an obvious 2014 gardeners Christmas gift, The Gardener's Garden is being pitched as the ultimate garden book, designed to inspire and educate green fingered enthusiasts. Curated by an international panel of horticultural and gardening experts, it draws together for the first time a collection of over 250 of the world’s finest gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and showcases all key types and styles of garden.

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The gardens featured in The Gardener’s Garden have been selected by a panel of six experts that range from landscape design experts, garden designers and garden historians. These include Ravindra Bhan (India), Madison Cox (USA), Toby Musgrave (UK/Denmark), Bill Noble (USA), Dan Pearson (UK) and Made Wijaya (Bali). In order to fully understand each garden’s theme and central conceit, they are presented with key information on their location, designer, date, type, style, size and climate; beautiful photographs illustrating both overviews and planting details, taken across different seasons are accompanied by an informative essay that explains both design and planting features of each project.

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From sculptural gardens, such as Inhotim designed by Luiz Carlos Orsini in Brazil, through the modernist gardens of Thomas Church, such as the Pool Garden at El Novillero in California, to the famous Renaissance gardens at Villa d’Este and urban spaces like the High Line linear park/walkway in Manhattan, New York City. The Gardener’s Garden mixes contemporary and historical gardens by celebrated gardeners and designers through the ages from Capability Brown, John Brookes, Sir Charles Jencks, Thomas Jefferson to Dan Pearson, Beth Chatto, Topher Delaney, Madison Cox, Piet Oudolf and Derek Jarman.

Lavishly illustrated with over 1200 photographs, The Gardener’s Garden is arranged geographically by continent, featuring gardens from Australia, UK and North America, but also from more unexpected countries like Iran, Finland, Poland and Barbados. The book represents a vast array of garden types (courtyard, rooftop, parks, orchards, landscape gardens, kitchen gardens, Islamic, water gardens) and garden styles (cottage, English, formal, alpine, tropical, Renaissance, Mediterranean and New Perennial).

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An invaluable resource for gardening enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, offering ideas and visual inspiration for your own garden, The Gardener’s Garden is also a dazzling showcase of the variety, innovation and beauty behind the world’s most influential gardens. Beautifully designed with an embossed, clothbound cover, it is the essential gift book for this Christmas.
Additional information

Conceived and Edited by Phaidon Editors
Available:  November 2014, £49.95

Alex N

I'm passionate about online learning, and lucky enough to work for Learning with Experts. Most recent course: The Pie Shop with River Cottage's Tom Morrell. Next course: Container Gardening with Chris Beardshaw.

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