The Thoughtful Gardener

An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design


Extract from The Thoughtful Gardener: No garden can comfortably survive without a strong skeletal structure. Having walked the site and breathed in its character it is time to set to work with pencil and paper and consider the bones. Drawing a plan by hand evokes every aspect of the developing garden in your mind’s eye. The pace and rhythm of the garden spaces, the views, the practicalities all settle into their rightful place. In shaping a plan all the real and invented intentions emerge. This is how the beauty of a place is uncovered and made real.

Image credits: Adam Luszniak