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23/11/2021

Garden Design

Admas, Denise Wiles -  Restoring American Gardens - An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants
This book details more than 1000 plants known to have been cultivated in American gardens from 1640 to 1940, with descriptions and illustrated with a mix of modern colour photos, historic prints and botanic art. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 419 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Archer-Wills, Anthony -  Designing Water Gardens
Covers the widest range of styles, well illustrated with many colour photos. 1999 11 x 9 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Beckett, Carr & Stevens -  The Contained Garden
A large part of the book is related to the design and uses of containers, and the rest a dictionary of the most suitable plants, mainly illustrated with colour paintings. 8 ¾ x 8 ½ 1992 Frances Lincoln 168 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £9.99), New
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Bloom, Adrian -  Gardening with Conifers
Whilst primarily a well illustrated with colour photos A-Z of selected varieties, this book also has quite a large section on garden design using them, as well as a close at their features. 10 ¾ x 9 ½ 2001 Frances Lincoln 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Natural Gardener'Bourne, Val -  The Natural Gardener
Describes her approach to combining a beautiful garden with the needs of wildlife to the forefront, organised by a calendar of the year. 9 ¼ x 7 2004 Frances Lincoln 168 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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Brown, Jane -  The Modern Garden
Chronicles the development of the modern garden over the past century and features work by many of the established names, with plans and photos. 224 pages 10 ¼ x 9 2000 Thames & Hudson
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £24.95), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Caplin -  Cool Containers
Considers the many different types of containers that can be used, and the plants that successfully grow in them. 2003 10 x 9 ¼ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cohen & Benner -  The Nonstop Garden
Lots of suggestions of what to grow to get year round interest in your garden well illustrated with colour photos. 248 pages 2010
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight wear to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Cooper & Taylor -  Gardens for the Future
Surveys modern garden design by looking at 20 case studies, beautifully illustrated. 2000 12 ½ x 9 ¾ 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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Cover: Hardback
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Cooper, Paul -  Gardens Without Boundaries
Looks at ways that contemporary garden designers have tried to merge the garden into its surroundings seamlessly using examples from many exponents. Well illustrated with colour photos. 2003 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cooper, Paul -  The New Tech Garden
A wide range of ultra modern design ideas and new materials are covered in this well illustrated book by an accomplished proponent of the style. 2001 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Very slight wear to cover (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cox, Martyn -  Big Gardens in Small Spaces
With the average garden getting ever smaller it might seem that the possibilities of what to grow are reducing. But the author uses every conceivable space to grow what many people would say impossible by using all sorts of imaginative ideas for the plants and how to grow them, including fruit and veg. Illustrated with colour photos. 2009 9 ½ x 7 ¾ 220 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight catch and tear to dust jacket (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.50
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View larger image of 'More Hidden Gardens'David & Beardshaw -  More Hidden Gardens
Continuing on from the first book and TV series, this book covers the rescue of Norton Priory, Croome Park, Bridge End Garden, Chateau La Chaire, Greenway and Boveridge House, uncovering the aspects that have become concealed over time. 2004 11 ½ x 9 176 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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DiSabato-Aust, Tracy -  The Well-Designed Mixed Garden
From the well regarded author of “The Well-Tended Perennial Garden” this is her approach to how to design a garden, with lots of examples of designs, suggested plants and basic data on which to plan your own garden. 2003 11 ¼ x 10 ¼ 460 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight tear and wrucking to the dust jacket, and very slight damage to page edges. (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Druse, Ken -  The Natural Habitat Garden
Another superb book from this author which looks at primarily using American Natives with selected exotics to produce a range of satisfying Garden Designs around Grasslands, Drylands, Wetlands and Woodlands. Superbly illustrated with many good colour photos by the author. 1996/2004 revised 11 x 8 ½ 256 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Duchess of Devonshire -  The Garden at Chatsworth
A personal tour of the garden and its history provided by the person who has been developing it over the past 40 years, well illustrated with colour photos. 10 ½ x 8 ¾ 1999 Frances Lincoln 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)11.50
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Fairbairn, Neil -  A Brief History of Gardening
An easily digestible account of gardening from its earliest documented history, through to the present day, presented in timeline fashion. Many colour illustrations. 2001 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Remainder mark (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane -  The Garden - An English Love Affair
Sub titled “An English Love Affair” this book by the well known garden designer and architect traces Gardening in the UK over the past 1000 years, with many illustrations from manuscripts and embroideries, as well as other more usual formats. 11 x 7 ¾ 2002 Weidenfeld & Nicolson 360 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: Compact edition 7 ¾ x 6,  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Fell, Derek -  The Impressionist Garden
Examines the relationship between the colour theories of the Impressionists and their art of gardening, attractively illustrated. 144 pages 10 x 9 1994 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)11.50
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Fell, Derek -  Garden Design & Structure
Takes the approach of looking at more than 100 design categories, and devotes a page or two to it, discussing the possibilities and illustrating them with more than 800 colour photos. 2005 11 ½ x 8 ¾ 224 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to cover (RRP £15.99), New
Price: £(GBP)9.00
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View larger image of 'The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright'Fell, Derek -  The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright
The well known American Architect placed as much emphasis on the surroundings that they were placed in as the buildings themselves, and this book looks how his style progressed over the years. Well illustrated with many colour photos, many large format. 2009 11 ¾ x 10 ¼ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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FitzGerald & Robson -  Irish Gardens
An account of 20 of Ireland’s most attractive and interesting gardens, well illustrated with many good colour photos and a “3D” plan. 1999 12 x 9 ½ 224 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'Consider the Leaf'Glattstein -  Consider the Leaf
Extend the range of interest and over a greater time of year by trying some of the ideas from this author, and perhaps also reduce the amount of maintenance. 2003 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 227 pages plus 80 pages of colour photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Greenoak, Francesca -  Natural Style for Gardens
A well illustrated guide as to how to make a garden that is attractive, practical as well as a magnet to wildlife of all kinds. 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 1998 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Garden at Highgrove'H R H the Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green -  The Garden at Highgrove
A well illustrated trip around the Gardens, explaining how each part was conceived and achieved, what went well, the continual changes and the plans for the future. 176 pages 11 ¾ x 9 ¾ Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2000
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Tear to dust jacket, New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Hadfield, Miles -  Pioneers in Gardening
First published in 1955 this is an account of both the plant hunters and early gardeners who between them brought gardens to our present realisation. 7 ¾ x 5 214 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £7.99), New
Price: £(GBP)4.00
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Hales, Mick -  Shakespeare in the Garden
A highly illustrated book, which starts by surveying 14 gardens which have plantings in the style of the period, then focuses on 80 plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and with an illustration and the quotation which refers to the plant. 2006 9 ¾ x 10 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £19.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Hill -  Landscape Handbook for the Tropics
A very wide ranging well illustrated account. 407 pages 1995 10 ¾ x 8 ½
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Hobbs & McDonald, David -  The Jewel Box Garden
A highly visual approach which gives numerous ideas of details people can use to create impact and interest in their gardens, with 160 good size and quality colour photos. 2004 10 x 10 176 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Slight bump to one corner (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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Hobhouse & McDonald eds -  Gardens of the World
Eight noted horticulturalists, including Hobhouse and John Brooke, cover different aspects in a very well illustrated book with many large colour photograph and plans. 262 pages 1991 11 ¼ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  Garden Style
Many types of garden design from many gardens of the world are analysed under a number of categories, and well illustrated with colour photos to make the points. 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ 1988 Frances Lincoln 216 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2002 paperback printing,  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  Flower Gardens
Looks at the various techniques used within garden design, well illustrated with examples from gardens across the world, and with an A-Z section of recommended plants. 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ 1991 Frances Lincoln 215 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  Penelope Hobhouse On Gardening
Based on Tintinhull, a garden she had tendered for 14 years, this distils her approach to design, as well as the practical aspects of planting and propagation, all well illustrated with colour photos. 10 ¼ x 10 1/4 1994 Frances Lincoln 216 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  Natural Planting
Rooted with Williams Robinson’s work from the 1870’s this book show how plants can be matched to their location and environment, from the pen of this well known and respected writer. 10 x 9 ¾ 1997 192 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  Colour in your Garden
Starting with sections on design for colour and the nature of colour, the main part of the book considerers each main colour in turn along with a catalogue of suggested plants, all well illustrated with colour photos and plans. 240 pages 9 ¾ x 11 ¼ 1985 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 2002 printing,  (RRP £19.99), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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View larger image of 'The Making of a Garden - An Anthology'Jekyll, Gertrude -  The Making of a Garden - An Anthology
An anthology of her writings compiled by Cherry Lewis, illustrated with 150 colour paintings from the time and 160 duotones, many taken by herself. 2000 edition of the 1984 original 11 x 8 ½ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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Jellicoe, Geoffrey -  Volume 1 Soundings
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Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Jill Duchess of Hamilton, Hart & Simmons -  The Gardens of William Morris
Gives a biography of the man, details of his gardens and details the plants that he featured, all well illustrated in colour. 10 x 01 ¼ 1998 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: Very minor wear to cover (RRP £17.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Lawson & Taylor -  Great English Gardens
Looks at many English Gardens looking at the various features to be found, described by Jane Taylor and illustrated with marvellous pictures by Andrew Lawson. 1996 11 ½ x 9 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Gardens of the Lake District'Longville & Corbett -  Gardens of the Lake District
A marvellous trip around many of the gardens of the area, written by local man Tim Longville, with many good colour photos, many large format, by Val Corbett. Almost as good as being there! 2007 12 x 10 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Lord, Tony -  Best Borders
Twelve borders from gardens such as Sissinghurst Castle and Hidcote Manor are analysed to determine what makes them so successful, and how to achieve similar results. 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ 1994 Frances Lincoln 144 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Nelson -  Rhododendrons in the Landscape
Staring with some basics of Garden Design and the history of using Rhododendrons in landscaping, the author then looks at the myriad of ways these plants can be used. 2000 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ 215 pages plus 40 pages of colour photos. Timber Press
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £22.5), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Pizzoni -  The Garden - A History in Landscape and Art
Traces the history of Gardening from the 14 century to the present day, this is an attractively and well illustrated account. 11 ½ x 9 ¾ 1997 263 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Plumptre, George -  The Water Garden
Takes a global look at water gardens, from the smallest to the largest, and all traditions, very well illustrated with many B&W and mostly colour photos. 1993 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ 208 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £16.95), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Robinson & Darke -  The Wild Garden - expanded edition
Based around the 1895 fifth edition which is reproduced in its entirety including illustrations, this edition is enhanced by chapters which build on the text and illustrated with 125 colour photos. Robinson was very influential in move design from the formal to the less formal which was employed at Gravetye Manor. 2009 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 355 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear/tear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Russell, Vivian -  Monet's Garden
Starting with how the garden originated and Monet’s approach to it, it then gives a view of it currently season by season, all very well illustrated with colour photos 168 pages 10 x 10 1995 Frances Lincoln
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Smit -  Eden
A fascinating account of how this stunning attraction was conceived and made the runaway success it is. 2001 10 x 7 ¾ 319 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Strong, Roy -  Ornament in the Small Garden
An attractive look at the topic from an accomplished writer. 10 x 10 2002 (Frances Lincoln) 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)17.50
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Stuart, David -  Classic Garden Features
A comprehensive survey of all the types of structures and ornaments to be found in Gardens, well illustrated with many colour photos. 2000 11 ¼ x 9 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Swindells -  Cottage Gardening in Town & Country
A wide ranging introduction to the subject with many colour photos and diagrams. 128 pages 10 x 7 ½ 1986 Ward Lock
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)9.00
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Tankard & Wood -  Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood
A detailed study of her time at this garden, well illustrated with over 100 contemporary B&W photos and 8 pages of colour illustrations. 201 pages 1996 9 ¾ x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)13.50
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View larger image of 'The Gardens Of Britain & Ireland'Taylor, Patrick -  The Gardens Of Britain & Ireland
Over 1700 gardens are covered by region, the main ones with their history and features covered in half a page, the rest with more concise details. A very useful and attractively illustrated book. 2003 10 ¾ x 9 576 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'Influential Gardeners'Wilson, Andrew -  Influential Gardeners
A who’s who of 20th century garden designers, covering 56 of the most influential, describing their approach and very well illustrated with colour photos. 2002 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)22.50
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