Design Your Garden: 10 Simple Steps to Transform Your Garden by Caroline Tilston

Design Your Garden: 10 Simple Steps to Transform Your Garden

Caroline Tilston
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  • ISBN
    9780470517635 / 0470517638
  • Title Design Your Garden: 10 Simple Steps to Transform Your Garden
  • Author Caroline Tilston
  • Category Garden Design & Planning
  • Format
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 192
  • Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons
  • Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 157mm x 15mm x 188mm


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Design Your Garden:

10 simple steps to transform your garden

A straightforward guide to designing your own garden, this book takes you step-by-step through the process of rethinking and reorganising your patch. Ranging from sketching a basic plan to selecting the final plants, it also includes all the additional fun bits, such as water, lighting and accessories. Along with tips and practical advice, this title is packed with inspiration. It features 10 real life gardens to give you plenty of exciting new ideas for your outside space.

Features newly commissioned photography by Steve Gorton Illustrated with specially drawn garden plans Packed with highly practical tips and quick-fix solutions Includes in detail 10 beautiful gardens to inspire

Publisher Description

The steps to creating a spectacular one-of-a-kind garden

For the gardening enthusiast dying to replicate the stunning gardens pictured in magazines and other people's backyards, this practical guide makes it oh-so-simple and fun. With ten model gardens to choose from, this beautifully illustrated guide demystifies the process of garden design, helping any first-time gardener sketch a plan, select plants, lighting, and accessories-and design a garden with its own unique creative stamp. Each model garden features a plan, an overall picture with close-ups, and notes on why the garden works and how its features can be re-created. Unstinting in its detail and practical advice, “Design Your Garden” is the ideal pattern book for anyone who wants to create something lovely and long-lasting in their own backyard.

“...excellent and inspirational books...simplifies the whole complicated business of garden design...easy reading and beautifully illustrated.” Motoring & Leisure July/August 2008 "Covers the basics of garden design form [from] information to inspiration." (, March 16th 2009)

Author Biography

Caroline Tilston is the author of Small Family Gardens (2007) and Modern Family Gardens (2006), John Wiley & Sons. Having worked for over a decade in television production, Caroline retrained as a gardener with the National Trust. For the last ten years, she has been running her own garden design business, The Oak Studio Design Ltd. She also writes for gardening magazines and national newspapers, as well as doing radio broadcasting. Steve Gorton is an established photographer, with over 20 years' experience of working with publishers. He is the photographer of English Eccentric Interiors by Miranda Harrison (John Wiley & Sons, 2006) and Parisian Architecture of the Belle Epoque by Roy Johnston (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).

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