RHS Essential Garden Planning & Construction
Edited by Christopher Brickell and Deborah Parker
Published by Mitchell Beazley
Distributed by Hachette
This book is a spin-off from the Royal Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening, bringing together the principles vital for successful garden planning with explanations on how to put them into practice.
The book takes a hands-on approach and is furnished with lots of step-by-step diagrams.
It's divided into two sections: Planning and Construction. Under the latter there are plenty of detailed ideas - from building gates, pergolas and paths, to putting in a water feature. This is not a book about planting, though. Rather, it concentrates on getting the bare bones just right.
Gardener, Issue 208, 2006, Page 34
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH