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Garden Design Books and CD-ROM's


RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.

Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or simply looking for new garden ideas, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life.

Interactive 3,000 Plant Selector, gardening advice and pruning guide encyclopaedia (PC/Mac CD)

This is "Interactive Plant Selector And Pruning Guide CD-ROM". It includes 3,000 plants and over 7,500 photographs. Create beautiful gardens with year round colour and interest with this easy to use, nifty plant resource. Selecting plants to suit your garden requirements and conditions couldn't be easier. Select any combination of colour, month/season, height, aspect, soil condition or name and a selection of suitable plants appears within seconds. It saves hours of searching through books.

It is ideal for all levels from the garden novice to the garden designer.

The plant selection has been specially chosen to cover the plant care and pruning advice for the widest most relevant Genera from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, bulbs to aquatics. The stunning photographs accompanying each plant enables easily identification. Each plant is accompanied with in-depth plant care and illustrated pruning advice. There are also notes and print, with images. It helps you make your own visual Calendar plant lists. See the plants you have, the ones you want and which need pruning when.

This title is MAC and PC compatible.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design

Covers everything from the initial planning of your garden on paper to how to make your design a reality with planting, laying and construction guides. This single book will tell you everything you could need to know to achieve your ideal garden.


  • how to assess your site, create a style and source materials
  • advice on planting schemes and achieving year-round interest
  • tips on working with design principles such as scale, proportion and balance
  • simple instructions for hard landscaping!