The Essential Garden Design Workbook

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

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A bestselling classic completely revised and updated

The third edition of The Essential Garden Design Workbook is fully updated with new color photograph and illustrations, garden plans, and growing information for the top fifty plants no designer should be without. You’ll also find updated information on designing with computer-aided design (CAD), details on sustainability ad biodiversity, and important advice on working with contractors.

This third edition of The Essential Garden Design Workbook is fully updated with current design trends, new photography and illustrations, modern garden plans, and growing information for fifty of the most popular plants. 

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Alexander, a garden designer, writer, and educator in the UK, and Myers, a garden designer and lecturer in the UK, offer a workbook that takes designers through the garden design process. They cover first contact through site appraisal and starting work in the studio; starting the design process, design solutions and decisions, the concept stage, functional elements for the garden, the layout plan, planting, and drawing up the planting plan; and moving toward building the garden, plant sourcing, and construction. This edition has new garden plans, new photos and diagrams, and updated profiles of 50 top plants, as well as added advice on designing for sustainability and diversity and guidance on planning for various types of garden spaces, using computer-aided design, and starting a garden design business. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, 2017.
Edition: Completely revised and expanded third edition.
ISBN: 9781604696615
Characteristics: 391 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Myers, Rachel - Author
Contents: Setting up your business
First contact to site appraisal
Starting work in the studio
Starting the design process
Design solutions and decisions
Concept stage
Functional elements for the modern garden
Garden layout plan
Drawing up your planting plan
Moving toward building the garden
Plant sourcing, construction, and beyond.


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