Designing and Creating a Coastal Garden (Hardcover)
The seaside can be a stunning setting for a garden, but it can be difficult to find plants that will thrive. Salt-laden winds make the careful selection of plants and landscaping materials vital. This book provides a step-by-step process, as used by professional garden designers, that will help you design, build and plant a beautiful, sustainable and successful garden in these conditions. This book will show you, step-by-step, how to create a beautiful and practical seaside garden. Designing and Creating a Coastal Garden shows how, beginner or experienced, you can design a garden that will work practically, beautifully and harmoniously with a seaside setting. Detailed advice is given on what plants and what landscaping materials work best on the coast, as well as horticultural techniques and sample planting plans. It is also incredibly rewarding to create habitats and observe the wildlife in a garden. Whatever the scale of your project, from improving a tiny corner, to a major whole-garden restyle, this book will help you create a wonderful garden by the sea.
Alan Edmondson is based in Lymington, on the south coast of England. Co Owner of Bowercot Garden Design. Alan has been National Mastermind of Gardening and President of the National Auricula and Primula Society, and has lectured widely on the history and craft of gardening. Bryn Edmondson is Alan's son and are a garden design team based in Lymington, on the south coast of England. They founded Bowercot Garden Design in 2001. Bryn was working in graphic design, then moved into full-time garden design, working extensively on the south coast of England. They have created many coastal gardens and are passionate about sustainable and wildlife-friendly garden design.