Arne Maynard is known for his award-winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show (2000, 2012) and for his beautiful and sympathetic gardens for private houses across the world.
One of today's most celebrated and sought-after garden designers, his first book features twelve gardens, including his personal garden in Monmouthshire and his very first garden at Guanock House in Norfolk.
Central to his work as a designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony and belonging. Each of the twelve gardens is specially photographed and is described through the seasons in personal text which includes details of the brief and plant selection.
The book also includes fully illustrated features on various topics, such as growing and using roses, planting borders, creating productive kitchen gardens, incorporating sculpture in the garden, and training trees and shrubs.
This beautiful book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere, whether armchair gardeners keen to explore the beautiful designs, or hands-on gardeners seeking inspiration and ideas for their own plots as well as designers and horticultural students.