Thompson, Jo

From the world’s most respected gardening organisation, a new, soon-to-be classic guide to successfully using colour in the home garden. Everyone wants colour in their garden, but each gardener’s preferred palette is unique. How do you choose the right one for your garden, and how do you find the plants that will help you fulfill your vision? The expert tips and inspiration found in The Gardener’s Palette, by award-winning garden designer Jo Thompson, is a great place to start. This stunning book presents a new way for gardeners to consider colour that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever painted a room. Using the Royal Horticultural Society’s industry-standard colour chip system, Thompson has created 100 palettes derived from existing gardens. Readers can easily find a scheme that appeals to them and then make plant choices that will allow them to recreate the scheme in their home gardens. Also included are sidebars on colour history, ten planting plans that can be recreated at home, and hundreds of inspiring photographs. The Gardener’s Palette, published in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, is a lush, photo-rich approach to garden design that will appeal to stylish home gardeners everywhere.

Author Jo Thompson has been the recipient of four Gold and six Silver Gilt medals, as well as Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In 2017 she won the People’s Choice award at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. She is the Garden Advisor for RHS Rosemoor, an RHS Shows Judge, and a member of the RHS Gardens Committee, the Nominations & Governance Committee, and the RHS Show Gardens Selection Panel. Jo lectures both nationally and internationally and tutors at The London College of Garden Design. She is a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers.

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Timber Press, August 2022.  388 pages, hardcover, 615 colour photographs.