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Best Garden Design Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Garden Design books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Southeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs with Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, & TN, and Over 450 Photos & Drawings (2010)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionSoutheast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition is a larger-format edition of Creative Homeowner’s award-winning book on landscaping southeast-style.Inside, you’ll find inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 54 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 dependable plants that thrive in the southeast. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.Included are detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios,…
Author(s): Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan

2. Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book) (2008)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionPerennial Combinations by C. Colston Burrell features plant medleys that bring color, texture, and excitement to the garden in every season. The book features 130 of the best perennial combinations with photographs of each grouping, along with a numbered photo key and plant list. Each grouping features just two to six plants; gardeners can plant the combinations as they appear for small garden spaces or they can repeat or mix the combinations for large beds and landscapes.Available for the first time in paperback, with a new chapter of plant combinations featuring today’s big, dramatic perennials, backyard gardeners will find the best…
Author(s): C. Colston Burrell

3. Plan Graphics for the Landscape Designer with Section-Elevation and Computer Graphics (2002)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionThis book describes how to create a residential landscape plan drawing for presentation. Clearly written and highly illustrative, it takes advantage of tips and techniques that many designers have learned over the years. It serves as a resource for ideas, illustrates the use of symbols and textures, and also includes a section on the use of computer software in landscape drawing. Topics include presentation graphics, tools for accurate plan drawing, line drawing, good lettering, symbol drawing and symbol category descriptions, defining the ground plane (turf, hardscapes, mulch, and groundcover), plan drawing, color…
Author(s): Tony Bertauski

4. Readings In The Philosophy Of Religion: An Analytic Approach (Second Edition) (1991)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionThis anthology brings together 59 classic and contemporary readings on the philosophy of religion which stress, in particular, the analytical viewpoint….
Author(s): Baruch A. Brody

5. Japanese Garden Design (2017)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionThe creation of a Japanese garden combines respect for nature with adherence to simple principles of aesthetics and structure. In Japanese Garden Design landscape architect Marc Peter Keane presents the history and development of the classical metaphors that underlie all Japanese gardens in this. Keane describes the influences of Confucian, Shinto and Buddhist principles that have linked poetry and philosophy to the tangible metaphor of the garden in Japanese culture. Creative inspiration is found in the prehistoric origin of Japanese concepts of nature; the gardens of…
Author(s): Marc Peter Keane, Haruzo Ohashi

6. Northeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including Southeast Canada (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs, 200+ Plants & Flowers Best Suited to CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT, NB, NS, ON, PE, & QC (2006)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionNortheast Home Landscaping shows you how to beautify 27 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios.The 54 featured design variations are created by landscape professionals from the region and incorporate more than 200 region-specific plants that thrive in the Northeast U.S.Included are detailed instructions to install the paths, fences, walls, arbors, and trellises that make up the designs, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans.Nearly 400 full-color photos and paintings are complemented…
Author(s): Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan, et al.

7. The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (2013)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionWe’ve all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive (usually right before friends show up for a backyard barbecue). If you want to grow food but you don’t want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? The Beautiful Edible Garden shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits your personal style. Written by a landscape design team that…
Author(s): Leslie Bennett, Stefani Bittner

8. LabVIEW 2009 Student Edition (2009)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your Attention<>The goal of this book is to help students learn to use LabVIEW on their own.   Very art-intensive with over 400 figures in all. There are numerous screen captures in each section taken from a typical LabVIEW session. The figures contain additional labels and pointers added to the LabVIEW screen captures to help students understand what they are seeing on their computer screens as they follow along in the book.   A directory of virtual instruments has been developed by the author exclusively for use by students using Learning with LabVIEW and is available on…
Author(s): Robert H. Bishop, National Instruments, National H

9. History of Modern Art (2003)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionLong considered the survey of modern art, this edition retains its encyclopedic nature and chronological approach, but comes thoroughly reworked by Michael Bird—an experienced art history editor and writer—with refreshing new analyses, a considerably expanded picture program, and a more absorbing and unified narrative. It traces the development of trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. For those who appreciate and want to learn more about art in the 20th century….
Author(s): H. H. H Arnason, Peter Kalb

10. Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden: Design and Grow a Fabulous Flower and Vegetable Garden (Creative Homeowner) Practical Advice, Step-by-Step Instructions, and a Comprehensive Plant Directory (2019)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionWhat could be better after a challenging day at work or a long drive home than to relax in the garden? Reflecting among aromatic flowers and enjoying your own homegrown vegetables is what dreams are made of. For some, it can seem like just that—a dream. But two cultivation specialists have teamed up to break down the steps of creating the perfect flower and vegetable garden in this handy guide.Packed with practical advice from leading cultivation specialists, this concise, easy-to-use book covers virtually every aspect of garden design and maintenance—from choosing a…
Author(s): David Squire, Alan Bridgewater, et al.

11. The West in the World, Volume I: To 1715 (2007)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionThe West in the World relates the story of how the west has transformed – and been transformed by – the rest of the world. The authors examine the West’s contributions to the world and how the west has changed and embraced new ideas through contact with the people outside its center. Using a political / cultural framework the text weaves a strong thread of social history into the narrative by showing how civilizations grow and are shaped through the decisions and actions of real people. The authors bring history to life by using art and maps as a central feature of learning. They build discussions of art into the narrative to help…
Author(s): Dennis Sherman, Joyce Salisbury

12. Deer-Resistant Design: Fence-free Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer (2019)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionDeer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants. And common solutions include the use of unattractive fencing and chemicals. In Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers another option—intentional design choices that result in beautiful gardens that coexist with wildlife. Deer-Resistant Design showcases real home gardens across North America—from a country garden in New Jersey to a hilltop hacienda in Texas—that have successfully managed the presence of deer. Each homeowner also shares…
Author(s): Karen Chapman

13. Electrical Systems Design (2002)

 Best Garden Design Books Worth Your AttentionThis book covers the fundamentals of electrical system design commonly found in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The emphasis is on practical, real-world applications, and stresses designing electrical systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC®). This book leads the reader through topics starting with the basics of electrical system design through more advanced subjects such as voltage drop, short circuit, coordination, and harmonics. For electrical designers and electrical engineers….
Author(s): Bosela Ph.D. PE, Theodore R.

Best Garden Design Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some garden design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Deer-Resistant Design: Fence-free Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer

Author(s): Karen Chapman
ID: 2392658, Publisher: Timber Press, Year: 23 July 2019, Size: 72 Mb, Format: epub

Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Author(s): Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds, Rob Cardillo
ID: 2462211, Publisher: Timber Press, Year: 2020, Size: 72 Mb, Format: pdf

Small Garden Style: A Design Guide for Outdoor Rooms and Containers

Author(s): Isa Hendry Eaton, Jennifer Blaise Kramer
ID: 2786265, Publisher: Ten Speed Press, Year: 2020, Size: 388 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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