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Garden Designers at Home: The Private Spaces of the World's Leading Designers Hardcover – July 1, 2011
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Noel writes for the UK and US garden press and has written some 20 books, as well as taking on design projects himself. He gardens in the Welsh borders, where he looks after a four acre plot, mostly a semi-natural meadow but with lush borders of perennials and a productive vegetable area. Like many leading European gardeners he's very much in love with American prairie plants.
With Tim Richardson he co-hosts 'The Vista Debates', a monthly forum for the discussion of garden and landscape issues, at London's Garden Museum.
His most recent book is a bit of a departure, a popular science history title - the story of plant breeding, in agriculture as well as gardening.
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Similarly, the authors here have focused just on a geographical area where "gardner designer" is recognized as a distinct profession:
"In many countries the work of designing private gardens is nearly carried out by those that regard themselves as 'landscape designers' or 'landscape architects' [...] [UK] is one of the very few places where a large number of successful carriers have been built as 'garden designers'. The Netherlands is another rare example...". (p.7)
"in selecting the designers to feature in this book, there has been a strong bias towards designers who, whatever their professional background, are known for their skills in using plants [are first and foremost horticulturalists]" (p.8)
With that in mind, no disappointment here. Au contraire... Excellently documented, lavishly illustrated, and containing not only insightful comments about each personality and style, but also technical details about their preferred plants, the book makes for an excellent reference on the topic.
Nicely presented and recommended to all budding designers of gardens.