Synopsis: “Creating a garden doesn’t need to be complicated.” This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.
Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam’s help and know-how you can design your dream garden, whether it’s a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you.
Starting right at the beginning, Adam takes you step by step through the whole process, inspiring you with simple garden design ideasto tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp of just one part of your garden, perhaps a tired herbaceous border, the patio, or a water feature.
Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate.
Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature.
Enjoy it month by month with his simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape.
RHS How to Create your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.
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Now is a perfect time to look creatively at your garden and How to Create Your Garden is a great place to start, and Adam’s passion and enthusiasm for gardening shines throughout the book.
Full of stunning illustrations and helpful advice he takes you through the key stages of creating a beautiful garden.
He starts with Design, including Understanding Your Space, Design for People, Find Your Style, Choose Your Plants, Bring it all Together.
He then focuses on How to Build Your Garden and How to Plant Your Garden. There are also really helpful ‘Ask Adam’ Q&A throughout the book.
We love the final section of the book which is about how to Enjoy your garden, which is a month by month summary of how to get the best out of your garden, with a quick checklist of tasks, what to do in your borders and vegetable garden, lawn, trees shrubs and climbers and any other jobs around the garden.
As Adam says, “Great Gardens are all about emotions and how they make you feel”
Whether you are creating a garden for the first time, or want to revitalise your existing garden this is a most inspiring book, we absolutely loved it.
We are delighted to have chosen How to Create Your Garden as our Gardening Book of the Month. Highly Recommended!
published by DK and available now dk.com