Thompson, Paul.

Identifies and explores all aspects of developing better planting designs on various scales. This book aims to raise awareness of the essential elements of planting design and encourage readers to look with fresh eyes and create anew. This new edition guides the reader through all the stages of designing a new garden and helps to visualise the garden through an understanding of space, light, earth form, structures and vegetation. Australian Planting Design focuses on how Australian plants may be used in gardens, whatever their size, function or site. The final section of the book looks at the dynamic garden and the importance of designing for change. It shows the way to use our plants to form a variety of satisfying, interesting and purposeful areas for both people and nature. As the availability of a much wider range of Australian plants grows, so too does our understanding of their qualities and habits. Our changing ecological attitudes and broader understanding of local habitats have brought the Australian landscape into sharper focus and we have gained a new appreciation of its value for design expression. We are beginning to develop an urban landscape that belongs to the land, and garden designs that are more suitable to the environment of tomorrow.

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CSIRO Publishing, 2012.    272 pages, Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, line drawings.

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Weight 940 g