All gardeners are driven to create a landscape or garden that is their vision of perfection - whether that be a structured space complete with ordered tree avenues and immaculate rose beds, or a simple, inviting space for unwinding or entertaining. But just how do you go about turning that vision into reality? Written to accompany Channel 4's prime-time TV series, Matthew Wilson's Making a Garden demystifies landscape and garden design and demonstrates how the ideas and techniques behind the incredible landscape projects featured in the series can be translated to your garden at home. Starting with the initial assessment and planning stages and using the gardens featured in the series as case studies, Matthew reveals the thinking that lies behind great garden design. He discusses the big issues that pre-occupy all gardeners: planning, providing for different needs, maximising space and working with nature. He goes on to show readers how to capture their vision and transform their space, covering topics such as enhancing light levels and choosing plants for colour, texture and form.
Matthew Wilson is Associate Director of Design for the Landscape Agency, having previously held the post of Head of Gardens Creative Development at the Royal Horticultural Society. Matthew is a garden columnist at Country Life and contributes regularly to a number of publications including the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. He has also appeared on a number of television programmes, including the BBCA's GardenersA' World, as well as local and national radio. In 2007 MatthewA's previous book, New Gardening: How to Garden in a Changing Climate, was awarded Practical Book of the Year by the Garden Media Guild. Author Location: London