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The Garden Source:
Inspirational Design Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes

by Andrea Jones with a foreword by James Van Sweden


250 x 250 mm

336 pages 

800 colour





May 2018


ISBN 978-1-9998583-0-8


Rights sold: USA, France, Japan, China

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The Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year Award

The Garden Source cover
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"Nothing can compare with travelling the world in search of inspirational gardens but this stunning book runs a close second."

Gardens Illustrated

"It is an excellent basis for a conversation between designers and clients, or for anyone thinking of changing gardens and in need of ideas... it is certainly one of the best visual sourcebooks in recent years."

The Garden, The RHS Magazine


This is a must-have sourcebook for anyone with a garden looking for design ideas. Hundreds of colour illustrations by leading photographer, Andrea Jones, are cleverly arranged to offer the reader thousands of possible design solutions. Gardens from all parts of the world are included – America, France, Sweden, Germany, Holland, England – by some of the very best garden designers. And alongside little-known examples of private gardens are celebrated public spaces such as Parc André Citroën and Jardin Atlantique as well as show gardens – Chelsea Flower Show, International Garden Festival, Hampton Court, Chaumont.


The first part looks at garden details listing design features that act either as connecting or dividing elements. Connect includes some of the more basic features, such as lawns, decking and gravel gardens, before covering paths, steps, avenues, gates, bridges and much more besides. Divide then looks at elements that can be used to create “rooms’ within gardens, such as hedges, walls, fences, screens, trees, and different types of beds and borders. The third chapter looks at different types of Space – urban and rural, large and small, high and low. While the final chapter covers every type of garden Style that is possible, including minimal, prairie, geometric, dry, landscaped, gravel, water, exotic, contemporary, modern, minimal, oriental and night.


Fully updated, with a series of useful directories on designers, garden centres and public gardens, The Garden Source  is the book for modern garden design ideas.


Andrea Jones is one of the world’s leading garden photographers. Based in Scotland, her many assignments have taken her all over the world, for magazines and newspapers, including BBC Gardens Illustrated, Garden Design (USA), Organic Magazine (USA), Sunset (USA), House & Garden, Country Living, The Daily Telegraph, Guardian Weekend and the National Geographic. In addition to her work for the press she has illustrated a number of books – Bold Plants and Grasses and Bamboos both by Noel Kingsbury (1999), Hardscape by Ann-Marie Powell (2001), Fragrant Gardening by Steve and Val Bradley (2003), Plantworlds (2005) and Great Gardens of America by Tim Richardson (2010). 

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