Do you think of your garden as a work of art? While many of us think of our gardens as only a place for growing food, it is often the world’s natural art palette. As many nature lovers will tell you, there are so many gorgeous flowers, trees, and other beauties in the natural world, making it not so shocking that many artists love working with plants. Sometimes, looking at nature is the best inspiration when designing your garden. As someone who loves plants, I love looking at garden design books since they inspire me to what I can do for my garden.
Knowing that many of you love plants as much as I do, I couldn’t wait to share one of my latest reads – What Makes a Garden: A Considered Approach to Garden Design by Jinny Blom. Once I finished reading this complimentary copy of this gardening book, I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone!
What Makes a Garden: What Is It
Do you love looking at garden design books? If so, we think you will love What Makes a Garden: A Considered Approach to Garden Design. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new book.
‘One of the year’s most engrossing, thought-provoking books’ The English Garden
A reflective second book by Jinny Blom (author of The Thoughtful Garden), one of the world’s leading garden designers.
What Makes a Garden builds upon the work of The Thoughtful Garden, giving a broader idea of how she thinks about garden design. In particular it emphasizes her multi-disciplinary approach, which embraces architecture, conservation and art, coupled with a strong holistic thread.
This fascinating and insightful book looks at how a garden should please all five senses; how it is an alchemical mix of the inanimate and the living; and also how it has to accommodate both the effects of time and the influences of culture.
This is not intended as a book of rules but rather a way of thinking about garden design and making sure it responds to the particularities of place, the culture and the demands of the client. Drawing on her work and experience over the last 20 years or so, the book gets to the heart of what people want and need from a garden and what makes it different from a natural landscape.
Reflecting Jinny‘s highly individual approach to garden design, the book is filled with warmth and character alongside her expert knowledge. With a broad appeal, this beautiful book is for all garden lovers: thoughtful yet practical and informative, it marries artistry with functionality.
As someone who loves garden design, I was fascinated with What Makes a Garden: A Considered Approach to Garden Design. This book is an in-depth approach to garden design focusing on various layouts, historic gardens, and garden care. In many ways, this book is just as much an art book as an educational book on gardening. This makes it a fantastic coffee table since it can be a conversation piece with others who love gardening and using gardens throughout history. While the information is extremely useful and helpful, the photography and gorgeous pictures will immediately take your attention, inspiring you to do even more with your garden. As a philosophical art book on gardening, it is a unique experience enjoyable for anyone who loves nature, even if they are new to gardening.
What Makes a Garden: Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this book for yourself or someone who loves beautiful coffee table books? You can find What Makes a Garden: A Considered Approach to Garden Design on Amazon.com for under $30 in hardcover or your preferred Kindle device. Who knew enjoying a beautiful historic garden could be so easy and appealing?