Award-winning designer Matt Keightley presents gardens created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers. Each case study discusses the goal or inspiration for the design and includes a detailed plan, a design checklist, and information on the materials and plants used complete with a wealth of gorgeous photographs. Four types of gardens are covered--showstoppers, family-friendly, minimalist, and plant-lover, and all types of outdoor...
"Explore the fascinating science behind how green spaces and gardening--the design, the plants, and the physical activity of gardening--can impact positively on your well-being. Then use this newfound knowledge to evolve your own outdoor space into a mind- and body-nurturing environment. The same principles apply to a small balcony, a large suburban or country garden, or a shared community garden"-- "Your garden could become even better for you....