Courtyard and Terrace Gardens: Inspirational Designs for Outdoor Living

Author(s): Joan Clifton

SECONDHAND BOOKS | GARDENING

Joan Clifton celebrates the enclosed garden space, providing ideas for transforming the smallest courtyard, terrace or roof garden into a peaceful haven. Each section looks at a different style, from sculpture to lighting and water features, plus ideas for family spaces.

2002. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.

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Joan Clifton is the author of "Garden Elements" which was nominated as "Most Inspiring Book of the Year" at the Garden Writer's Guild Awards 2000.

To be viewed more as a source for inspiration than a practical guide, "Courtyard and Terrace Gardens" offers a wealth of ideas for the smaller gardens found today. With gardens shrinking in size, especially in cities to make way for more housing, it has often become a more practical solution to forgo green lawns and herbaceous borders in favour of something more stylish and easier to maintain. But getting a patio to look right can be hard. A style has to be selected - chic, rustic, contemporary or avant-garde; hard-landscaping materials and furniture have to be chosen with care and sympathetic to the surroundings; and what plants to grow to enhance the whole? Joan Clifton gives a comprehensive overview of all these dilemmas and, lavishly illustrated with the photographs of Steven Wooster, offers a selection of options open to personal interpretation and style. She guides the reader through the vast array of current choices, giving clear design advice for even the most ignorant gardener. - Lucy Watson

Smart sanctuaries; places to entertain; country Eden; contemplative retreats; contemporary spaces; practical focus; plant focus.

General Fields

  • : 9781903141137
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Aquamarine
  • : November 2002
  • : 285mm X 235mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 300 colour photographs, index
  • : 160
  • : 712.6
  • : illustrated edition
  • : Hardback
  • : Joan Clifton