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Best Landscape Design Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Landscape Design books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

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  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)
  2. Foundations of Landscape Architecture: Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design (2011)
  3. [Illustrated History of Landscape Design] [Author: Boults, Elizabeth] [January, 2010] (2010)
  4. Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces (2002)
  5. 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)
  6. Landscape Design Combinations (2017)
  7. Drawing for Landscape Architects: Construction and Design Manual (2015)
  8. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Creative Homeowner) Design Ideas with Step-by-Step DIY Instructions and More Than 500 Photos for Brick, Mortar, Concrete, Flagstone, & Tile (Landscaping) (2010)
  9. Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including South-Central Canada (Creative Homeowner) 46 Landscape Designs and Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region, with Step-by-Step Instructions (2010)
  10. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design (2013)
  11. Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard (2013)
  12. Step-by-Step Landscaping (2nd Edition) (Better Homes and Gardens Gardening) (2007)
  13. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)
  14. California Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) Over 400 Color Photos & Illustrations, 200 Plants for the Region, & 48 Outdoor Designs to Make Your Landscape More Attractive & Functional (2010)

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 Landscape Design Books You Must ReadSoutheast 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.
Author(s): Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan

Foundations of Landscape Architecture: Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design (2011)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadA visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural design Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users’ varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment.
Author(s): Norman Booth

[Illustrated History of Landscape Design] [Author: Boults, Elizabeth] [January, 2010] (2010)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadPaperback Publisher: Wiley (January 21, 2010) Language: English ASIN: B00GXHOPC8 Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Elizabeth Boults

Landscape Graphics: Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces (2002)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadAnnouncing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphic is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture.
Author(s): Grant Reid

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 Landscape Design Books You Must ReadNortheast 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 t…
Author(s): Roger Holmes, Rita Buchanan, et al.

Landscape Design Combinations (2017)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadFor beginner to experienced gardener, Lee Miller’s Landscape Design Combinations, provides the tools, guidance and inspiration you need for creating your own dream garden! Learn the use of landscape design principles, such as combining color and foliage, to achieve the perfect combination of evergreens, perennials and flowering shrubs for all season interest for your space.
Author(s): Lee Miller

Drawing for Landscape Architects: Construction and Design Manual (2015)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadFew other professions can match landscape architecture’s requirement graphically to represent and communicate so much content and so many ideas. From large-scale master-plans and strategic visions, design concepts and outdoor experiences, to specific vegetation and precise construction details – at some point everything has to be explained on paper.
Author(s): Sabrina Wilk

Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Creative Homeowner) Design Ideas with Step-by-Step DIY Instructions and More Than 500 Photos for Brick, Mortar, Concrete, Flagstone, & Tile (Landscaping) (2010)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadDesigning the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of your home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information you need to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape.Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls.
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner, Landscaping

Midwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition: Including South-Central Canada (Creative Homeowner) 46 Landscape Designs and Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to the Region, with Step-by-Step Instructions (2010)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadMidwest Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition shows you how to beautify common landscape situations—Midwest-style!Inside, you’ll find a collection of inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 46 featured designs were created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 proven performers—all plants that thrive in the Midwest and south-central Canada.
Author(s): Roger Holmes , Rita Buchanan , et al.

Principles of Ecological Landscape Design (2013)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadToday, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable.
Author(s): Travis Beck, Carol Franklin

Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard (2013)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadHomeowners spend billions of hours—and dollars—watering, mowing, and maintaining their lawns. You don’t have to be one of them. Free yourself with Lawn Gone!, a colorful, accessible guide to the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, low-water, money-saving options.
Author(s): Pam Penick

Step-by-Step Landscaping (2nd Edition) (Better Homes and Gardens Gardening) (2007)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadA new edition of Better Homes and Gardens(r) best-selling landscaping book.
Author(s): Better Homes, Gardens

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition (2009)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadThe first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.
Author(s): ToHemenway

California Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) Over 400 Color Photos & Illustrations, 200 Plants for the Region, & 48 Outdoor Designs to Make Your Landscape More Attractive & Functional (2010)

 Best Landscape Design Books You Must ReadInside California Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition, you’ll find 48 featured designs created by landscape professionals from the region. The designs use more than 200 dependable plants that are proven to perform and thrive in the Californian climate.This idea-filled book is presented in three parts: Design Portfolio, Guide to Installations, and Plant Portraits.
Author(s): Roger Holmes, Lance Walheim

Best Landscape Design Books You Must Read

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 Library Genesis and download some landscape 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.

New Media Spectacles and Multimodal Creativity in a Globalised Asia: Art, Design and Activism in the Digital Humanities Landscape

Author(s): Sunny Sui-kwong Lam
ID: 2820965, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Sustainable Industrial Landscape Plan and Design: Total Human Ecosystem Formation and Evolution on Blakeley Island, Mobile, Alabama

Author(s): Long Zhou
ID: 2883237, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Landscape Empowerment: A Participatory Design Approach to Create Restorative Environments for Assembly Line Workers in the Foxconn Factory

Author(s): Bin Jiang (editor)
ID: 3058805, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 248 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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