300 colour illustrations
29 x 25 cm (11.5 x 9.75 in)
Published in the UK September 2017
Published in the US September 2017
The Making of Three Gardens
Foreword by the Duke of Devonshire
Photography by Andre Baranowski
The garden design firm of SMI Landscape Architecture is known for its estate masterplanning, its public gardens and streetscapes, and its thoughtful private gardens for clients across the United States and in the Bahamas. The firm's philosophy incorporates a 'botanical garden' approach with exotic planting and elements of classical European design to create beautiful, usable spaces. As Jorge Sánchez puts it in his prologue, 'most of us tend look at garden books for their pictures. In this one I would like to show you why; why the pictures came about. Gardens do not just happen. They are creations.'
The book examines three recent private gardens in great detail, two in Florida and one in Scarsdale, New York. Practical information about the design approach and details of the planting are combined with Sánchez's account of the process behind each garden, his relationship with the client and the reasons for his decisions.
Throughout the book Sánchez gives a strong sense of participation - with the climate, with the local flora, with the clients and with other designers, whether sculptors, architects or interior designers. To be part of such collaborative efforts is hugely satisfying for him, as well as prouducing the best possible garden for each set of clients.
This stunning book with specially commissioned photographs by Andre Baranowski will appeal to garden lovers everywhere, as well as to design aficionados seeking a deeper understanding of the creative process behind making a garden and to garden designers and horticultural students.
Fully illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photography from Andre Baranowski
Gives unique and personal insight into the craft of garden design and the work of the designer
A sumptuous book for garden lovers everywhere
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