The Essential Garden Design Workbook

Completely Revised and Expanded

By Rosemary Alexander Rachel Myers

A bestselling classic completely revised and updated

The Essential Garden Design Workbook has been the go-to guide for students, professionals, and any gardener passionate about well-designed outdoor spaces. Now, eminent designer-educator Rosemary Alexander has teamed up with rising design star Rachel Myers for a complete update. 

New garden plans, new photos and diagrams, and updated profiles of 50 top plants offer timely insights for today’s designers. Advice on designing for sustainability and diversity has been added, along with guidance on planning for garden spaces large and small, using computer-aided design, and starting a garden design business. Detailed sections that lead you through the entire process—pre-design, concept, layout, planning, planting, and maintenance—are more relevant than ever. Invaluable for experienced pros and the next generation alike, this expanded classic is for anyone interested in designing beautiful, successful gardens.
 

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Review quotes
“The attention to detail at every stage is fantastic. . . . Even if you don’t want to be a designer, it is a book worth having.” —Gardens Illustrated

“This comprehensive workbook provides a structured approach to design that students and professionals alike will find invaluable.” —The American Gardener

“Well-written, straightforward text, instructive line drawings, and beautiful, informative color photographs.” —Choice

“Invaluable resource. . . . this expanded classic is for anyone interested in designing beautiful, successful gardens.” —Michigan Gardener​
Product Details
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Number of pages
392
Publication date
August 08, 2017
ISBN
9781604696615