Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space


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Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space PDF

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor SpaceTransform your outdoor garden into a picturesque Garden of Eden with this comprehensive garden design encyclopedia!

The garden you’ve always wished for is achievable with this practical gardening bible for all your horticultural needs. Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned expert, this design book filled with beautiful illustrations and guides will bring all your design ideas to life.

From planning to planting, find all the gardening ideas and advice you need to redesign and revamp your garden. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

• Explains every stage of the design process, from assessing the space to drawing up detailed plans
• Showcases a wide range of landscape styles, identifying key elements needed to create the look
• Includes a quick-reference visual directory of plants and materials
• 32 new pages added, featuring 16 insightful case studies of RHS gold medal-winning landscapes, each analyzed through stunning photographs

This landscape design encyclopedia is packed with vital information needed to achieve a healthy, thriving garden. It has valuable advice to guide you from the initial stages of preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds and planting perennials.

Discover a magnitude of inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family and cottage gardens to recreate your garden into a modern horticultural masterpiece. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type.

This stunning landscaping book comes with a visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, and effortlessly combines style with substance to guide you along the way as you plan and plant your perfect outdoor space. It’s perfect for beginner gardeners and those looking for a bit of inspiration.

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK’s aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

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