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  • AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    TAKACS CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781743794708
    Title: AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES : Movement Light and Colour
    Author: TAKACS CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.

    Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $59.99
  • AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    ISBN: 9781743365434
    Title: AUSTRALIAN NATIVE GARDEN : A PRACTICAL GUIDE
    Author: STEWART ANGUS / BISHOP A B
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A highly illustrated, authoritative and practical book focused on all aspects of using native plants in the home garden, from design through to plant choice and cultivation.


    This authoritative and practical book--written in an approachable and accessible style--focuses on growing and using native plants in the home garden. It provides expert information on the fundamentals--soils, cultivation techniques, pruning, fertilising and maintenance--and looks at different styles of garden design, using Australian plants not only for aesthetic reasons but for creating droughtproof gardens, fire resistant gardens, and environments attractive to native fauna as well. Growing your own bush foods is also covered. Highly illustrated and information-packed, The Australian Native Garden showcases some of the best designed Australian gardens and explores rural areas around Australia where indigenous species thrive in the wild, representing a fascinating source of inspiration and information.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    PURDIE DOUG
    ISBN: 9781743361719
    Title: BACKYARD BEES : A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER BEEKEEPER
    Author: PURDIE DOUG
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    ADAMS GEORGE
    ISBN: 9780670078707
    Title: BIRDSCAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: ADAMS GEORGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day.

    Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard.

    From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise.

    Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds - and so preserve Australia's amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.



    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
  • BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    ISBN: 9781911130659
    Title: BOYS WITH PLANTS : 50 Plants and the Boys who Love Them
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Curated by the creator of the Instagram account of the same name, this is a stylishly designed, fun gift book profiling lush plants and the men who love them. The book begins with a section on selecting, growing and styling plants before introducing the boys. Each entry includes a top plant tip, stunning photography and a profile of the green-fingered boy who made it happen.

    Imprint: MODERN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • COMPLETE BOOK OF VEGETABLES HERBS AND FRUIT IN AUSTRALIA
    COMPLETE BOOK OF VEGETABLES HERBS AND FRUIT IN AUSTRALIA
    BIGGS MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781925456080
    Title: COMPLETE BOOK OF VEGETABLES HERBS AND FRUIT IN AUSTRALIA
    Author: BIGGS MATTHEW
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Encyclopedic in scope, The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit in Australia is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home.

    Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inpsire novices and experienced gardeners alike. The coverage is phenomenal - from growing tomatoes throughout the year, to the great variety of potatoes you can grow in your own backyard, and ther herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces.

    Written with Australian consultants for Australian conditions with lavish illustrations and information that is easy to read and find, every gardener can discover the origins of plants, how they were named, their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses, and most importantly, how to cultivate the right plant to ensure a bumper crop. This is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    JOHNSON PHILLIP
    ISBN: 9781760522773
    Title: CONNECTED : The Sustainable Landscapes of Phillip Johnson
    Author: JOHNSON PHILLIP
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Australian landscape designer Phillip Johnson became an international household name after winning Best in Show at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower and Garden Show in 2013 - the equivalent of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. This book explores Phillip's philosophy of connecting with nature in a sustainable way. Connected focuses on his key passions, including integrated sustainable water management and the creation of natural, chemical-free pools; recreation of thriving habitats for indigenous plants and animals; and the thoughtful connection of the landscape to the home.
    Illustrated with lavish photography, garden plans and practical water-flow diagrams for each garden featured, Connected tells the stories behind the commissioning, design and execution of 19 gardens designed by Phillip (with insights from their owners). The showcased gardens range from small suburban to large rural spaces, and include the author's own home garden 'laboratory'. Phillip's account of the design and construction of his award-winning garden at Chelsea is also featured.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    TAKACS CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781743793527
    Title: DREAMSCAPES : Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
    Author: TAKACS CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dreamscapes is a stunning collection of over fifty of the world’s most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs. Dreamscapes includes many gardens designed by famous designers such as Piet Oudolf, Paul Bangay, and Spanish designer Fernando Martos among others, with photographed locations including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This book will astound and delight you with the diversity and creativity of the gardens featured, all portrayed at that rare moment when they are at their most stunning.

    Iconic gardens included are the stunning Welsh garden Dyffryn Fernant, Australia's Cloudehill, Martha Stewart's private garden, the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan's Ground in Herefordshire, the former home of Vita Sackville-West, Long Barn in Kent, the naturalistic French garden of Le Jardin Plume in Normandy, Hermannshof in Germany at the forefront of planting design, and Kenrokuen one of Japan's most beautiful public gardens.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ENDLESS PLEASURE : EXPLORING AND COLLECTING AMONG THE BYWAYS OF GARDENS AND GARDENING
    ENDLESS PLEASURE : EXPLORING AND COLLECTING AMONG THE BYWAYS OF GARDENS AND GARDENING
    NOTTLE TREVOR
    ISBN: 9781743053843
    Title: ENDLESS PLEASURE : EXPLORING AND COLLECTING AMONG THE BYWAYS OF GARDENS AND GARDENING
    Author: NOTTLE TREVOR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is a lush celebration of the gardening life - and the collectible objects that accompany it. Trevor Nottle takes us to the garden and reveals myriad ways to enjoy the purest of pleasures. As a passionate collector of plants and gardening paraphernalia, Trevor reveals the stories behind tools, ornaments, prints, drawings and decorative arts.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • GARDEN
    GARDEN
    DANGAR WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781760522766
    Title: GARDEN
    Author: DANGAR WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lavishly photographed celebration of renowned Australian landscape designer William Dangar's unique and highly creative approach to garden making.

    William Dangar's Garden is a journey through a series of twenty-one inspiring, emotive and lyrical gardens. Each is photographed at its optimum moment - not when newly planted, but when nature has reasserted itself and there is a certain expressiveness, a sense of wildness, breaking through the original structure and order. Each project is described through Will's frank perspective, chronicling the challenges, the planting choices, the collaborations, the relationships and the joy that make these gardens significant.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GARDEN CAN BY ANYWHERE
    GARDEN CAN BY ANYWHERE
    LAURI KRANZ
    ISBN: 9781419733192
    Title: GARDEN CAN BY ANYWHERE
    Author: LAURI KRANZ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: February 2019 New Release



    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • GARDEN LOVE : Plants, Dogs, Country Gardens
    GARDEN LOVE : Plants, Dogs, Country Gardens
    GRIFFITHS SIMON
    ISBN: 9781760760083
    Title: GARDEN LOVE : Plants, Dogs, Country Gardens
    Author: GRIFFITHS SIMON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this book Simon Griffiths has captured his favourite 2 country gardens and shares the knowledge he has gleamed from fellow garden lovers. This book is oh-so-Australian, in that there are riotous gardens, extraordinary plantings and green, green spaces, all set against the backdrop of the distinctive Australian landscape. Simon is a brilliant photographer, bringing warmth and joy to all his subjects

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GARDENERS GARDEN
    GARDENERS GARDEN
    MUSGRAVE TOBY
    ISBN: 9780714874159
    Title: GARDENERS GARDEN
    Author: MUSGRAVE TOBY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The inspirational resource for garden designers and garden-lovers - now available in a compelling compact format.

    The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting. Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • GARDENISTA
    GARDENISTA
    SLATALLA MICHELLE
    ISBN: 9781579656522
    Title: GARDENISTA
    Author: SLATALLA MICHELLE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Our homes’ outdoor spaces can—and should—be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75% of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic.

    The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and colour palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); DIY projects and a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one bible.

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLON
    GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLON
    HOLDEN LINDA JANE
    ISBN: 9780865653511
    Title: GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLON
    Author: HOLDEN LINDA JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design. She and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. All of these gardens are featured in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. Author Linda Holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014.

    Imprint: VENDOME
    RRP: $85.00

    Price: $85.00
  • GARDENS OF THE HIGH LINE : Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
    GARDENS OF THE HIGH LINE : Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
    OUDOLF PIET
    ISBN: 9781604696998
    Title: GARDENS OF THE HIGH LINE : Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
    Author: OUDOLF PIET
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it is much more than that; it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers.

    Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tol­erant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice to home gardeners and garden designers looking to recreate its iconic, naturalistic style.

    Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and a foreword by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the nature of design.

    Imprint: TIMBER PRESS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
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