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    • Publication date:07 Apr 2014
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RHS The Urban Gardener

By Matt James

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Matt James, 'the city gardener', shares his planting tips in this approachable, practical guide to making the most of a small, urban garden. Now available in paperback.

Matt James, 'the city gardener', shares his planting tips in this approachable, practical guide to making the most of a small, urban garden. Now available in paperback.

Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.

Biographical Notes

Matt James is a garden designer, broadcaster and senior lecturer teaching on horticulture degree programmes at the Eden Project, Cornwall, where he also manages a respected HND in Garden & Landscape Design. Channel 4's The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Matt continues to make regular appearances on television and radio, including BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

Matt's four books include RHS How to Plant a Garden (Mitchell Beazley), and he has also written widely for many publications in garden design and gardening. Matt has won awards for his design work and continues to run a design practice based in Cornwall, working in the UK and abroad.

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  • ISBN: 9781784722869
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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