The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Contemporary Designs to Please the Eye and Support Nature
Written by Kathryn Bradley-Hole
More popular than ever, gardening is going green with the rise in interest in environmentally friendly gardening.
Gardening is trending, and today's gardeners are embracing ecologically sound principles--conserving water; avoiding invasives; reducing chemicals; supporting wildlife; and reviving time-tested, organic practices. Featuring sites across a variety of climates and conditions, this book includes private and public gardens created with style and elegance where the goal is to work with, rather than against, nature--opting for plants suited to the site, using organic methods, supporting birds and pollinators, etc.
Interspersed throughout are stand-alone essays focused on key topics: meadows and prairie gardens; the importance of trees; structure and hardscaping; ornamental grasses; overcoming site challenges (xeriscaping, rain gardens, excess shade, less than ideal soils).
With over thirty-five gardens from across the globe--America, Britain, Europe, Morocco, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan, the Caribbean--alongside photographs by leading garden photographers, including Clive Nichols, Marianne Majerus, Richard Bloom, Andrea Jones, and Alessio Mei, the book showcases the beauty and visual impact produced by eco-friendly garden principles.
About The Author
Kathryn Bradley-Hole is the author of Rizzoli's acclaimed English Gardens. A fellow of the Linnean Society, she was for eighteen years the garden editor of the esteemed weekly magazine Country Life as well as the author of a regular column, Nature Notes. Her personal gardening interests focus on achieving visual harmony with the broader landscape and creating environments that assist wildlife.