Your House, Your Garden
A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design
By (author) Gordon Hayward
Illustrated by Janet Fredericks
By (photographer) Richard Felber
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Your House, Your Garden by Gordon Hayward
Book DescriptionFinally, homeowners can tackle new garden designs and fix old ones with the confidence and know-how to succeed. Professional garden designer Gordon Hayward provides the tools by demonstrating the guiding principles behind his own designs: take clues from the style, materials, and proportions of existing features, particularly your house, but also garages and outbuildings, property lines, streets, walls, and walkways. Look closely at these features, and they will suggest good design. Over sixty color photographs and over one hundred detailed watercolor sketches of Hayward's plans for his clients show how to read the clues and then design gardens that relate to their surroundings and unify entire properties. Many tricks of the trade are given, including how to make inviting, sheltering entry gardens; screen unsightly features and utilities; and reclaim narrow, shady side yards. Surefire methods for designing front, side, and backyard gardens are explained.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393057706
(274mm x 226mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gordon Hayward
Tending Your Garden, Hardback (March 2007)
How to keep any garden looking its best, through the seasons and through the years.
Intimate Garden, Hardback (April 2005)
A renowned garden designer tells how he and his wife built their garden, imparting countless valuable lessons learned.
Natural Surfaces, Hardback (June 2002)
This volume catalogues hundreds of surfaces and objects found in the natural world for use by artists and designers who wish to draw on nature for imagery.
Stone in the Garden, Hardback (August 2001)» View all books by Gordon Hayward
How to use stone-in walls, walkways, terraces, and more-to create beautiful, lasting gardens.
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Author Biography - Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward, an acclaimed garden designer and lecturer, is the author of five previous books. His wife, Mary Hayward, grew up gardening in the Cotswolds in England. They live and garden in Westminster, Vermont.
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