Designing Gardens, published by Frances Lincoln, with photography by Andrew Lawson, explores my principles and theories on design and the landscape. Both inspirational and practical, it is a portfolio of my career as a garden designer over the past thirty years, looking at examples of my work all over the world. From town gardens in Paris to a roof garden in London, country gardens in Barbados, the UK and throughout Europe.
This book celebrates the English style in twenty-eight gardens in the National Trust's care. The gardens are a product of many influences, countryside, climate and a passion for plants. These diverse gardens are beautifully represented, striking a balance between Italianate style and the Robinsonian wilder garden. Traditional English Gardens is published in association with the National Trust, with photography by Clay Perry.
Famous for its leafy parks, London is also filled with a spectacular array of hidden gardens. In Private Gardens of London, with photography by John Miller, I take you into thirty-nine of London's most interesting private gardens, some of which I have designed myself. From low-maintenance to more labour-intensive schemes, I explore each garden's history, the owners' joys and frustrations and, of course, an exciting range of plants.