‘Designer Matt Keightley’s first book is a thing of beauty and a valuable source of design inspiration – a stylish guide to a stylish garden.’ – Gardens Illustrated
Do you want your outdoor space to look as stylish and as well designed as your home? RHS Design Outdoors will give you the ideas and know-how you need to make that happen. Award-winning designer Matt Keightley has curated a collection of 35 gardens, created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers, that will provide the inspiration to transform your outdoor space. Gardeners features include award-winning designers Jo Thompson, Tom Stuart Smith, Tony Woods, Charlotte Rowe and Andrew Wilson. For each case study there is a detailed plan, information on the plants and materials used and a wealth of gorgeous photography by leading garden photographer Marianne Majerus.
The designs are organized into five categories: Showstoppers at Home – high-design concepts that are nonetheless achievable; Family-friendly – gardens that incorporate play areas and socialising; Minimalist – spaces with larger areas of hard landscaping and bold, restrained planting; Plants First – gardens where more than half of the outdoor space is planted; and Other Spaces – roof terraces, basement areas and front gardens. This wide array of garden styles means that there is inspiration for all types of garden, and for all types of gardener.