setting the scene
Setting the Scene: A Masterclass in Garden Design [Hardcover]
Pimpernel Press Limited, 2018 rrp £50
ISBN-10: 1910258598 |ISBN-13: 978-1910258590
In Setting the Scene, leading landscape/garden designer George Carter distils a career of over thirty years in garden design into pithy lessons that will be invaluable to any garden designer (or garden owner). George Carter's work has been inspired by the gardens of the past, from the formality of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the informal landscapes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He cites the landscape designer Humpry Repton (1752-1818) as his greatest influence.  
Following the pattern set by Repton in his famous Red Books, George Carter takes us through the process in meticulous detail, leading us from the initial site plan to the glory of the finished garden.