The outstanding gardens featured in Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens are all designed by innovative, influential, award-winning designers. Fascinating text and sumptuous photography profile each garden, analysing the relationship between the garden and its setting, planting schemes, the aims of the designers, and their achievements. In addition, the book examines the ways in which the designers' personalities affect their creations, and how their own gardens differ from those of their clients. Contemporary Designers' Own Gardens is an inspirational, informative and beautiful work, which will appeal to anyone who is interested in landscape architecture or garden design, be they a beginner or a professional. The gardens included are designed by: Patrick Blanc, Fernando Caruncho, Kate Cullity, Jim Fogarty, Ludwig Gerns, Adriaan Geuze, Isabelle Greene, Bunny Guinness, Ron Lutsko, Shunmyo Masuno, Dan Pearson, Antonio Perazzi, Tony Smith, Ted Smyth, Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon, Jacques Wirtz, Ute Wittich, Made Wijaya and Stephen Woodhams.
Barbara Baker is the author of many books including 'Dream Gardens of England' (Merrell Publishers, 2010) and 'Why We Garden: Stories of a British Obsession' (Aston House Press, 2004). Barbara is a keen gardener herself, and is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Garden Media Guild, and has given talks at universities, societies, and on the radio.