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Feb 20 Designing Your Garden: Defining Structure

This can be the most challenging, yet the most fun part of developing your spatial design. Once you create a bubble diagram to organize your outdoor spaces, the next step is defining the structure of those spaces (this is officially called a form composition study).  Will your garden be informal, formal, rectilinear or geometric? Look to the architecture of your house as inspiration or maybe you are drawn to a particular garden style. Structure can also evolve from a theme.  The image…

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Tips From a Landscape Designer: Garden Perspective Drawing for the Home Gardener

Garden Perspective Drawing is method that anyone can learn to draw a home garden for fun or to make a plan for future plantings. These tips from Landscape Designer and Illustrator make it easy to do at home.

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36 inspiring examples of landscape design

The garden was designed by the famous garden designer Joe Swift, who also presents the BBC programme Gardener's World. This landscape design also features in his book The Plant Room.

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Feb 21 Curvilinear Preliminary Design

About a year ago I did a series of posts that showcased three parts of the design process. For those that struggle with how to start their landscape design this process is amazing. The idea is to arrange your spaces conceptually with bubbles, move those bubbles towards strong shapes, then finally place plant materials to reinforce your outdoor rooms. Click on the steps below to learn about them in more detail. 1. Bubble (or Functional) Diagrams 2. Garden Structure Studies 3. Prelimin...

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