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Beyond the Garden: Designing Home Landscapes with Natural Systems (Hardcover)

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Written by a Bay Area landscape designer, this gorgeous guide to innovative and ecologically friendly gardens is great for anyone interested in green spaces—from home gardeners to landscape architects. Reinforcing the belief that thoughtful design and awareness of ecosystems lead to beautiful and sustainable gardens, the 20 featured projects utilize techniques like stormwater conservation, using no-mow ground cover, and planning for resilience, all without sacrificing beauty. Visually stunning and highly informative.

— S.B.


This ideal gift for gardeners features a photographic collection of beautiful, innovative, ecologically friendly gardens that will inspire and inform anyone with a green thumb, from backyard gardeners to accomplished landscape architects.

Through eighteen distinctive projects set across urban, suburban, and rural spaces, Beyond the Garden explores how thoughtful design and awareness of local ecology can make gardens both beautiful and sustainable. Featuring interviews with designers in the United States and the United Kingdom, this survey presents the stories and lessons behind inspirational garden projects, including stormwater conservation in the high desert of New Mexico, native woodlands restoration in coastal Maine, and land stewardship in England's Hampshire county, this comprehensive survey of eco-conscious garden designs offers guiding principles to make your landscape "greener" and will spark curiosity about the natural systems just outside your front door.

About the Author

Dana Davidsen is a landscape designer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a senior designer at Surfacedesign Inc. and holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written for a variety of publications on topics ranging from the environment to politics.

Praise For…

"[A] rewarding 'glimpse into the creativity of some of today’s most artful and innovative landscape designers.'...the most fascinating part of the book is seeing methods at work in so many different ecosystems. Armchair gardeners will eat this up."
Publishers Weekly

"This book is an inspiration from innovative designers who focus on restoration of the land, conservation, and rewilding the landscape with use of native plants and green roofs."
– Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616899073
ISBN-10: 1616899077
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
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Last Updated At: 3/18/2023 10:47am