'A truly great garden should enrich your soul, and those of many others - hopefully for generations to come.'
This is celebrated landscape designer Paul Bangay's inspirational story of creating Stonefields, one of Australia's most beautiful country gardens. The Garden at Stonefields reveals the triumphs and trials of designing and building this extraordinary house and garden, Paul's most challenging and personal project yet.
Photographed by Paul's long-time collaborator Simon Griffiths, the stunning photos reveal the evolution of the site from conception to completion, and capture the unique beauty of each area of the garden.
The book also features extracts from Paul's personal diary, an intimate and compelling account of dealing with drought, bushfires and the threat of mining in contemporary rural Australia.
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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I'm a fan of Paul Bangay and have all his books. This one is equal to all the other great ones he had produced. It is informative and educational as well as being a visual treat. it's cover is a clever blend of grand and understated, and would make a beautiful coffee table book for any decor. Thanks to Booktopia for making it good value too.
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 25th September 2013
Dimensions (cm): 33.9 x 26.6 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.45