Australian Dreamscapes: The Art of Planting in Gardens Inspired by Nature
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books, 2018, Author: Claire Takacs, ISBN: 9781743794708, Format: Hardcover, 29.0 x 22.5 cm, 288pp
In Australian Dreamscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.
Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out.
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