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Garden spaces : simple solutions from planning and design / George Carter ; photography by Marianne Majerus.

By: Carter, George, 1948-.
Contributor(s): Majerus, Marianne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2007, c2005Description: 176 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781845333072 (pbk.); 1845333071 (pbk.).Subject(s): Gardens -- Design | Gardens -- Design -- Pictorial works | Landscape gardening -- Design -- Pictorial works | Landscape architecture | Plants, Ornamental | Landscape gardening -- DesignDDC classification: 712.6
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Award-winning garden designer George Carter presents an array of imaginative ways to transform the look of an existing garden-or create an entirely new one. With his expert techniques-outlined in explanatory photographs, drawings, and easy-to-follow plans-it's easy to enliven or disguise unpleasant aspects of a garden's perimeters, make the most of both light and shade, and choose surface substitutes for grass and paving. There's also invaluable advice on subdividing even small spaces, and smoothly coordinating a mix of flower and vegetable gardens, play and leisure areas, and storage. Most beautiful of all: his stage-inspired designs for creating theatrical effects.

Includes index.


Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 6)
  • The Plan: Dividing up a plot to maximize the space (p. 10)
  • Creating an axis (p. 12)
  • Establishing a sense of spaciousness (p. 18)
  • Dividing a plot diagonally (p. 24)
  • Garden rooms of different character (p. 30)
  • Gardens on different levels (p. 38)
  • Walls, Fences, and Hedges: Enlivening the garden's boundaries (p. 44)
  • Receding screens (p. 46)
  • Hiding unpleasant objects (p. 52)
  • Adding height to a screen wall (p. 58)
  • Unifying the house and boundary (p. 64)
  • Dissolving the perimeter (p. 70)
  • Light and Shade: Making the most of light (p. 76)
  • Reflecting daylight into dark spaces (p. 78)
  • Contrasting light against dark (p. 84)
  • Lighting plants artificially (p. 90)
  • Architectural lighting (p. 96)
  • Lighting a vista (p. 102)
  • Ground Surfaces: Choosing substitutes for grass and paving (p. 108)
  • Grass alternatives (p. 110)
  • Inventive uses for gravel (p. 116)
  • Patterns in hard surfaces (p. 122)
  • Planting for overhead effect (p. 130)
  • Water as a reflective surface (p. 136)
  • Theatrical Effects: Adapting ideas from stage designs (p. 142)
  • Rearranging a garden for a party (p. 144)
  • A coup d'oeil or viewstopper (p. 150)
  • Scenery "flats" (p. 156)
  • False perspective (p. 162)
  • Juxtaposing differently scaled objects (p. 168)
  • Index (p. 174)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 176)