Small Garden

Joe Swift


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HarperCollins Publishers
3 March 2022
ISBN: 9780008461089
224 pages

From the publisher

Create your own small garden with expert gardener Joe Swift.

Green spaces are the perfect antidote to fast city living. Learn how to create your own small garden with expert gardener Joe Swift’s practical, easy-to-follow advice. From courtyards to rooftops, transform awkward and unexciting spaces with inspirational ideas and solutions.

Whatever you want your green space to look like and be used for, Joe’s no-nonsense approach guides you through issues such as privacy, boundaries and shade, to growing plants in areas with little to no soil.

The wider environmental benefits are significant – helping to reduce pollution and minimise the heat island effect (a result of the hardscape in towns and cities). The plants will increase biodiversity, and many will be an important year-round resource for wildlife.

In this book, Joe covers a vast range of exciting, impactful and innovative ways to stamp your personality on your outdoor space.

He demonstrates how to use paving, boundaries, containers, furniture, water and sculpture to help structure and define, and how to give the starring role to the plants you choose to draw the seasons into our towns and cities.

Joe Swift is an author, TV presenter and garden designer. He makes regular appearances on BBC’s Gardener’s World and the RHS Flower Shows