The Intimate Garden - Gardening Book
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The Intimate Garden
Twenty Years and Four Seasons in Our Garden
by Gordon Hayward & Mary Hayward
272 pages, 8 3/4 x 9 3/4; full-color photographs
A renowned garden designer tells how he and his wife built their garden, imparting countless valuable lessons learned.
Garden and landscape designer Gordon Hayward and his wife, Mary, take the measure of their home gardenin process for more than twenty yearsand tell readers how to make their own gardens welcoming and personal, truly a reflection of their needs and dreams. As the Haywards point out, "successful gardens grow naturally out of their owners; great garden design is honest, authentic, and unself-conscious." Gordon explains how aspects of his and Mary's lives are woven into their garden, but also how those aspects remain firmly fixed in universal design principles that apply to every garden. With the practical advice and achievable aims that make his other books so rewarding, Hayward lets readers in on the secrets that make his garden outstanding.
Almost 200 stunning photographs specially commissioned for the book show key garden views in all four seasons, giving readers a rare look at a year in a garden. Before-and-after shots, detailed garden maps, and plant lists are included.
About the Author
Gordon Hayward, an acclaimed garden designer and lecturer, is the author of four previous books, including Your House, Your Garden and Stone in the Garden. His wife, Mary Hayward, grew up gardening in the Cotswolds in England. They live and garden in Westminster, Vermont.