This book brings together a collection of articles on Garden Design written by John Mason over several decades of visiting and photographing gardens, writing and teaching; and creating gardens.
The first volume (part 1) provides a strong foundation for garden design.
Over time, it is planned to continue adding further volumes, to expand on the ideas presented in this first volume; building your knowledge of landscape design and providing more ideas and inspiration.
Part One. Garden Design
Chapter 1 Introduction to Garden Design
Chapter 2 Appropriateness of Garden Design
Chapter 3 Creating an Impact
Chapter 4 Designing to a Budget
Chapter 5 Choosing Plants
Part Two. Functionality in the Landscape
Chapter 6 Using the Garden
Chapter 7 Where the Garden Meets the House
Chapter 8 Making the Winter Garden More Comfortable
Chapter 9 Gardens for Children
Chapter 10 The Secure Home and Garden
Chapter 11 Lighting a Garden
Chapter 12 Dealing with Shade
Part Three. Aesthetics
Chapter 13 Garden Art
Chapter 14 Pots & Planters
Chapter 15 Colour in the Garden
Chapter 16 Applications for Colour
Chapter 17 Garden Furniture