Garden Design Close Up
From modernist to Mediterranean, and from jungle to Japanese, Garden Design Close Up is a font of inspiration for those looking to give their garden a contemporary makeover. Focusing on 100 real gardens of diverse types around the globe, the book provides in-depth information about contemporary styles. The featured selections are designed by leading lights of British landscaping, such as Christopher Bradley-Hole, Anthony Paul and Dan Pearson, alongside internationally recognized names like Luciano Giubbilei, Paolo Pejrone, Robert Irwin and Martha Schwartz. This illustration- led compendium will delight even ‘armchair gardeners’ – those who prefer to admire gorgeous gardens rather than get their green fingers dirty – but it is equally well-suited to those looking for ideas for their outside spaces. Serious gardeners will find within its pages a tremendously detailed resource, with plenty of helpful, practical advice
Emma Reuss trained in garden design at Capel Manor College, Middlesex. She has written for Country Life, the Guardian, Saga Magazine and the Garden Design Journal, and contributed to the BBC and Royal Horticultural Society gardening websites. She was awarded Best Trade Journalist in 2011 for her features about garden design and designers. She has kept her own design skills honed, creating many lovely outdoor spaces, as well as cultivating plants and vegetables in her own compact London garden.