‘Spending so much time outdoors in my childhood made me think of a garden as a natural extension of my home – an inseparable part of everyday life. It wasn’t until I moved into a rented property in the city that I felt an undeniable urge to make the most of the little exterior space that we had and re-evaluate it. In time, creating outdoor spaces that people truly care for, no matter how small or large, became much more rewarding than perfecting any indoor space. Many say that a home is a true reflection of self, but I believe it is the garden, where personalities and relationships with our surroundings truly blossom.’ – Ula Maria
In Green, award-winning garden designer Ula Maria takes a fresh look at creating a garden in whatever available outdoor space you have – be it a roof terrace, balcony, small back yard or patio garden, rented or your own.
Her approach is perfect for the first-time gardener as she explains the process of creating an inspirational mood board, taking ideas from travelling, interiors and social media as the starting point for an outdoor space that is a true reflection of self.
Using low-maintenance plants and affordable furniture, lighting and containers, she offers simple solutions that don’t involve major structural work but will quickly result in a stylish and hugely rewarding urban sanctuary.
The book will be illustrated with photography by top gardening photographer, Jason Ingram.