Guides the reader through various stages of planning a garden - how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This second edition features US case studies and photographs. It includes tips on green gardening such as how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, and a guide to composting.
"The Essential Garden Design Workbook" guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden - how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new eco-design techniques and installations and includes advice on how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and colour. It includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.