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Paul Bangay's Guide to Plants

By: Paul Bangay, Simon Griffiths (Photographer)

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Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of planting. In one garden precise box hedging frames billowing beds of perennials; in another, olive trees emerge from an undergrowth of rosemary against a dramatic coastal landscape. In a Paul Bangay garden, you can be sure that every plant has been carefully selected to achieve a particular purpose at a specific site.

This guide is the perfect companion to Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, which revealed Paul's insights into successful garden design and construction, and answers the question: what do I plant and where? Rich with anecdotes about what has worked best over the years, and with a special focus on plants for our changing climate, this collection showcases Paul's A-list plants with photography from the best in the business, Simon Griffiths.

Whether for an inner-city courtyard or a rambling rural estate, this book contains the practical advice readers need to give their own patch of green the Paul Bangay look.

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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An invaluable reference for all

By Kazzo

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Paul Bangay's Guide to Plants:

    I love this book and refer to it regularly as I work through the design and planning of our garden. It is suitable for the novice through to the experienced gardener. It is well laid out making it easy to access information as needed.

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    An excellent reference book 1st class

    By Alan

    from Perth

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Paul Bangay's Guide to Plants:

      A great reference book which I use regularly

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      ISBN: 9781921382512
      ISBN-10: 1921382511
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 336
      Published: 3rd October 2011
      Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 25.9  x 3.1
      Weight (kg): 28.7
      Edition Number: 1