Gardens & Landscapes

The Garden Source: Inspirational Design Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes

This is a must-have for anyone looking for garden design ideas. Hundreds of full-color images are cleverly arranged to offer thousands of possible design solutions and inspirations for any type of garden. The book includes gardens from all over the world and features projects by the best contemporary designers at work today, including Topher Delaney, James van Sweden, Piet Oudolf, Rick Darke, Sean Hogan, and many others. Alongside never-before-seen private gardens, the book also includes celebrated public spaces such as Manhattan’s High Line—a disused elevated freight track redesigned into innovative, naturalistic plantings—whose ideas can be adapted for the home garden.  

The book is divided into four sections: “Connect” looks at design features that act either as connecting or dividing elements; “Divide” considers elements that can be used to create rooms within gardens; “Space” explores different spatial types; and “Styles” covers every type of garden style throughout history, from cottage gardens to today’s minimalist designs. Rounded out with a series of useful directories on designers, sources, and public gardens, this is the book for garden design ideas.

About The Author

Andrea Jones is one of the world’s leading garden photographers. Her work has appeared in Garden Design, Sunset, National Geographic, and Country Living. James van Sweden cofounded Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc., specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

  • Publish Date: March 17, 2020
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Gardening - Landscape
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
  • Trim Size: 9-3/4 x 9-7/8
  • Pages: 320
  • US Price: $17.98
  • CDN Price: $24.98
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3824-2


"This book will send every aspirational Capability Brown out to his or her backyard for another look. The plethora of choices will drive you made since many are adaptable…the sheer volume of suggestions are dizzying, stirring your creative juices." ~Hamptons Magazine

“Whether starting from scratch or fine-tuning an existing design, anyone looking for garden ideas will find The Garden Source an invaluable resource…this is the book for garden design ideas.”
“..more than a beautiful is a marvelous resource for anyone contemplating a garden design or landscaping project….it is the over 300 pages of full color photographs that will make readers swoon.” ~Portland Book Review

Author Bookshelf: Andrea Jones, James van Sweden