Modern Family Gardens

Author(s): Caroline Tilston


Part of the "Exterior Angles" series, this book showcases stylish urban gardens from around the world, which have been designed with both adults and children in mind. It includes gardens by designers such as Joe Swift, Christopher Bradley Hole, Andy Sturgeon and Cleve West, who create modern, architectural outside spaces.


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"Juliette Wade s photography brings Tilston s fabulous ideas on modern family gardens to vivid life." (Junior, April 2006) "...beautifully photographed and complete with suppliers, resources and a plant directory too..." (UK Book Review, May 2006) "(packed full of good ideas for), entertaining and relaxation for parents and kids alike..." (Norfolk Journal, June 2006) "...a breath of fresh air with lots of helpful tips for the modern family..." (Cambridge Evening News, June 2006) "...well written..refreshing..." (Garden Design, June 2006)

Caroline Tilston is a writer and garden designer. After taking a degree at Oxford, she worked for over a decade in television journalism. She later trained to be a gardener with the National Trust and now writes for newspapers and magazines as well as running a successful, award winning garden design studio. She has two children, aged two and five. Juliette Wade has been taking inspirational photographs of gardens for over a decade. She has worked for the magazines Gardens Illustrated, Garden Inspirations, Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Country Homes and Interiors and Practical Gardening. Other book projects include: Bunny Guinness's Family Gardens, DK's RHS Encyclopedia and DIY Garden Surfaces and DIY Water Features.

Introduction. Extra Small. Introduction. 01 Minimalist Chelsea, London. 02 City Jungle Earls Court, London. 03 Oriental Islington, London. 04 45 Degree Middlesex. 05 Green and White Bow, London. Small. Introduction. 01 Wisteria and Glass Fulham, London. 02 Exotic Heat Island Highbury, London. 03 Sophisticated Rooms Clapham, London. 04 Height and Depth Kensington, London. 05 Mediterranean Modern Islington, London. Medium. Introduction. 01 Water, Light and Walls Barnes, London. 02 Meadow on a Roof Canning Town, London. 03 Offbeat Surrey. 04 Stainless Steel and Stone Northamptonshire. 05 Rendered Walls Crouch End, London. Large. Introduction. 01 Country Swirls Essex. 02 Grass Sculpture Yorkshire. 03 Concrete Terrace Surrey. 04 Linking Rooms Surrey. 05 City Secrets Mile End, London. Extra Large. Introduction. 01 Ecological Kent. 02 Country Estate Devon. 03 Mature and Mellow Gloucestershire. 04 Drama and Hedges Norfolk. 05 Seating and Water Herefordshire. Public Spaces. Introduction. 01 Gardens of the Imagination Dordogne, France. 02 The Cass Sculpture Foundation West Sussex. 03 Pensthorpe Norfolk. 04 Sensory Garden County Durham. Selected Plants. Directory. Further Reading.

General Fields

  • : 9780470017432
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : February 2006
  • : 285mm X 225mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Tilston
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 712.6
  • : 224
  • : col. Illustrations