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Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook

By: Paul Bangay, Simon Griffiths (Photographer)

Hardcover

Published: 29th September 2008
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Product Description

Achieving a perfect garden the Paul Bangay way.

Paul Bangay is renowned for his sure use of space: the gardens he creates are superbly proportioned, easy to live in, executed to the highest standards - and places of beauty. Now, in Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, he shares his many secrets for successful garden designing and construction.

He shows how to analyse a site and its needs, how to visualise a garden and use space, and how to decide on and achieve the hard and soft landscaping best suited to a particular style. Using diagrams, step-by-step instructions, plant lists and above all Simon Griffiths's lustrous colour photography of his designs, Paul talks about every aspect of garden building from developing a ground plan, constructing a retaining wall and fitting in a swimming pool to finding a lawn substitute and drought-tolerant plants.

Every page breathes with an infectious committment to good design and the recuperative pleasures of gardening. Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook is instructive, inspiring, empowering - the guide to have on hand as you approach the challenges of garden making today.

About the Author

Paul Bangay is one of Australia's most high-profile landscape designers. His working life is divided between Australian and overseas commissions; his spare time is spent at Stonefields, the garden he is building in the country. Paul's influential previous books, The Defined Garden, The Boxed Garden, The Balanced Garden and The Enchanted Garden, continue to find new readers. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian landscape design.

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5.0

It's great! Well worth buying if you like gardening.

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    Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

    It's a brilliant garden design book

     
    4.0

    Extremely helpful in starting / designing a new garden

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    from Tamworth

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      Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

      Using regularly - great content - good ideas

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      5.0

      I am going to collect all of his books

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      from Sydney

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        Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

        I look through this book most days for inspiration and ideas. Just love it.

         
        5.0

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        from Melbourne

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          Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

          Good for professionals as well as backyard dardeners.

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          5.0

          Excellent garden design book

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          from Alstonville nsw

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            Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

            Well written, great photography

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            5.0

            Exactly what I was looking for

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            from Perth

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              Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

              This is an excellent book and very inspirational. Use as an everyday reference book. The writer is clearly highly skilled in this work

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              5.0

              Brilliant book!

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                Comments about Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook:

                Book arrived in record time in perfect condition. Delighted -- thank you very much.A very happy customer.

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                ISBN: 9781920989651
                ISBN-10: 192098965X
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 336
                Published: 29th September 2008
                Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 24.0  x 3.6
                Weight (kg): 68.08
                Edition Number: 1