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Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook

By: Paul Bangay, Simon Griffiths (Photographer)

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2008
ISBN: 9781920989651
Number Of Pages: 336

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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.

Unfortunately unimpressed


Unfortunately I have not found this book to be as enlightening as it purported to be and I wanted to send it back. It is well written but I feel that the audience it is directed towards would probably fall into the rich one percenter category who would rather use this book as a decorative piece on their coffee table and hire the guy who wrote it. Impractical, bland and benign. If you are looking for a practical guide to landscape gardening and design, look elsewhere. Or YouTube.



A beautiful book


This is an inspiring book to help me with planning my own garden.



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


It's a brilliant garden design book



Extremely helpful in starting / designing a new garden


Using regularly - great content - good ideas



I am going to collect all of his books


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



Garden design


Good for professionals as well as backyard dardeners.



Excellent garden design book


Well written, great photography

Alstonville nsw


Exactly what I was looking for


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



Brilliant book!


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

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Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook

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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): 28.7 x 24.4  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.93
Edition Number: 1

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