The Essential Guide
"A new book from the doyen of naturalistic planting equips readers with the know-how to ditch outdated approaches to gardening" John Manley, Irish News -- John Manley * Irish News * "indispensable for anyone with an interest in current gardening trends" Rory Dusoir, Gardens Illustrated -- Rory Dusoir * Gardens Illustrated * "What is inspiring is to see how such planting, alongside the work of those such as Hitchmough and Oudolf, can change spaces for the better - both for humans and the wildlife that finds new habitat in often inhospitable conditions." The English Garden -- The English Garden * The English Garden * "Naturalistic Planting Design is an important and inspiring book that takes planting to a whole new level." Country Life * Country Life * "Nigel's low-input, high-impact ideas are so important." Piet Oudolf -- Piet Oudolf "Every page is - literally - brilliant." "A book to keep and return to for its invaluable and proven research" Mary Keen, The Daily Telegraph -- Mary Keen * The Daily Telegraph *
Nigel Dunnett is one of the world's leading voices on naturalistic planting design. He creates gardens and public landscapes that teem with plants and wildlife, bring multiple environmental benefits and enrich people's lives. Notable examples include the Beech Gardens and High Walk at the Barbican Centre in London (winner of the Landscape Institute's Planting Design Award 2018 and Fellows' Award 2018 for most outstanding project) and the London 2012 Olympic Park which first changed our perceptions about public planting. Nigel is dedicated to bringing his ideas and methodology to a wide audience: as ambassador of the RHS campaign 'Greening Grey Britain'; Professor of Planting Design and Vegetative Ecology at Sheffield University; and award-winning designer of show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Gold Medal 2013) and Hampton Court Flower Show. He is author of several books on his specialist subjects and lectures at universities, design schools and plant societies throughout the world.