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Understanding Garden Design: The Complete Handbook for Aspiring Designers

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Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? How do you communicate your ideas to a client, and how do you accommodate a client's requests while maintaining the integrity of the project? The answers to these questions, and many more, can all be found in "Understanding Garden Desi ...more
ebook, 236 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Timber Press (OR) (first published August 18th 2010)
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Understanding Garden Design by Vanessa Gardner Nagel, APLD is one of the best I have read about garden design for amateurs like me. The first chapter explains the why of garden design and walks you through making a scope statements. This really helped direct my thought process to the function of the design vs. what merely looks good. The rest of the chapters walk you through every step in the design process, covering everything from irrigation to choosing
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Once you get past the why I wrote this book, this is an excellent introduction to garden design. Walking you through the process of deciding what you want in the garden, working out spaces and fitting dreams to reality plus an introduction to design theory. It doesn't go into construction and skims materials but does point out a number of things that should be considered. In a highly readable way.
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