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How to Design a Garden by John Brookes MBE

How to Design a Garden by John Brookes MBE


Beginning in the 1960s, John Brookes MBE (1933-2018) revolutionized garden design, with a new design philosophy and methodology that was rooted in the notion that gardens are about the people who live in them. Recognizing the demands of the contemporary lifestyle, he broke with previous labour-intensive garden design traditions and the emphasis on showcasing plants. Instead he promoted using gardens as extensions of the home.

How to Design a Garden is an informative and ultimately practical collection of Brookes' thoughts and advice selected from countless writings and lectures given to students, professionals and the public around the world. In addition to his teaching on how to design a garden, the book has two key themes - environmental sustainability and a focus on the local vernacular. They show how far ahead he was of his time and to what a great extent his teaching remains relevant to garden-makers today.

Paperback, 224 pages with colour and black and white illustrations throughout. Size 170 x 231 x 17 mm.

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