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Urban sanctuaries : peaceful havens for the city gardener / Stephen Anderton.
By: Anderton, Stephen.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2001Description: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 1840002646 (hbk.).Subject(s): Landscape gardening | Gardens -- Design | Sanctuary gardensDDC classification: 635.9 AND Online resources: Table of contents
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"As well as suggesting ways in which urban dwellers can create their private dream gardens, Stephen Anderton gives practical advice on the basic design elements necessary to create any urban sanctuary, including a consideration of soil, light, space, scale, and water, together with plant use and appearance.
The main section of the book looks at the design principles for creating different styles of urban sanctuary - from low maintenance minimalist gardens and family havens to gardens with soothing water features, and from roof terraces and balcony retreats to indoor-outdoor rooms and gardens of a more natural style. Each of the garden styles also has its own design solution - an innovative yet accessible garden scheme that typifies a certain type of urban sanctuary.".
"Finally, in a plant directory, the author recommends a wide range of essential shrubs, trees, climbers and perennials for you to grow in your own urban sanctuary."--BOOK JACKET.