Hilary Thomas: Writer
The Complete Planting Design Course was published in May 2008 and was based on the course notes for the Plants and Planting Design Course at Capel Manor College. The book has been well received. When reviewed in Gardens Illustrated in July 2008 the reviewer wrote ‘As a textbook this publication is destined for success and is sure to appear on the book list for every planting design course in the UK and beyond’. I now write a regular gardening article for two North London magazines, Hadley and Living North and ‘Garden Notes’ for our local village newsletter. I have also contributed articles to the Garden Design Journal.
The book is a comprehensive design course that will help the user see plants in a new light, fo their inner qualities while creating three-dimensional planting schemes for every colour, season, purpose and garden. It is essential reading for every would-be garden designer or for anyone who wants to make a difference to their outside space.
Key subjects covered by the book include:
- Understanding plants in design
- How to get the most from your site
- Planting ideas for every style
- Finding a theme for your location
By uniting these key skills and increasing your understanding of planting within design, you can transform your approach to gardening and see your plot through a garden designer’s eye.
The book is published by Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 978-1-84533-412-3 and is available online or in your local bookstore.