RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design
This new book is a must for those who want to learn the basics of garden design or use the principles of garden design in their own garden.
Buy the book online from the RHS Shop
Follow the links below to view some of the pages as pdf files.
Decide how you want to use your garden – for entertainment, relaxing or wildlife.
Discover how to maximise the space in your garden with a variety of shapes and angles.
Find out whether a central, circular, winding or diagonal path would suit your garden.
Add a contemporary feel to your garden with these geometric designs.
Introduce different height levels to your garden and learn how to use perspective with maximum affect.
Find out how to enhance the views in your garden with some careful planning.
Create a boundary around your gardens that protects your privacy and fits in with surrounding homes.
Designer Richard Sneesbury demonstrates how four different designs can be created in the same simple plot.
Designing with plants
Learn about plant types and their design uses – e.g. structural, seasonal and focal.
Create boundaries, temporary frameworks and year-round interest with structural plants.
Use interesting plant shapes and colours to create striking features – or help distract from ugly views.
Learn more about the key design elements featured in the following types of garden