Outdoor Design: Projects and Plans for a Stylish Garden
Written by Matt Keightley, Photographed by Marianne Majerus
Inspired solutions for all types of outdoor spaces - from urban and suburban to country - in a highly curated collection of 35 designs
Award-winning designer Matt Keightley presents gardens created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers that provide the inspiration to transform any outdoor space. 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. The book is divided into four sections: Showstoppers (8 gardens featuring a high-design concept but created in an achievable way), Family-friendly (8 gardens that incorporate play areas and spaces for pets and family meals), Minimalist (10 gardens with larger areas of hardscaping and restrained planting), and Plants-Lovers (9 gardens where more than half of the outdoor space is devoted to plantings). All types of outdoor spaces are covered from a minimalist urban terrace or a verdant courtyard to a suburban family garden or a larger estate.
About The Author
Matt Keightley is an award-winning garden designer with more than 12 years' experience in the landscaping industry and a reputation as one of the Britain's most exciting young garden designers. He made waves within the landscaping industry in 2014 when he was awarded the RHS Silver-Gilt Medal and the highly acclaimed BBC People's Choice Award for his 'Help for Heroes' show garden, dedicated to the wounded men and women of the armed forces. Matt's 'Hope in Vulnerability' show garden earned him another Silver-Gilt Medal and the BBC People's Choice Award for the second year running.
Marianne Majerus is one of the world's finest garden photographers. Born in Luxembourg and based in London, she is a regular contributor to many international publications, including House & Garden, Gardens Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal. She has illustrated in excess of 50 books. Marianne has won numerous awards for her work, including International Garden Photographer of the Year 2010 and Garden Media Guild Features Photographer of the Year 2013.