How to Create Your Garden: Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space (Paperback)
"Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals.
Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how, you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you.
Starting right at the beginning, Adam takes you step-by-step through the whole process, inspiring you with simple garden design ideas to tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp of just one part of your garden, perhaps a tired herbaceous border, a neglected vegetable patch, the patio, or a water feature.
Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate.
Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-understand instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature.
Enjoy gardening month by month with Adam's simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape at every point throughout the year.
How to Create Your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.
About the Author
A regular host on BBC TV's Gardeners' World, Adam Frost has seven Chelsea Gold Medals to testify to his skill as a gardener. After a childhood in North London and almost a decade working with legendary British gardener Geoff Hamilton, Adam set up his own international garden design consultancy in 1996, followed by the Adam Frost Gardening School in 2017. In 2013, he helped set up the Homebase Garden Academy, which prepares 80 of the retailer's young employees every year for the Royal Horticultural Society's Level 1 award, and in 2014 he became an RHS Ambassador, helping raise the profile of gardening among secondary-school students and community groups.