Envisioning the Garden : Line, Scale, Distance, Form, Color, and Meaning

Author(s): Robert Mallett

Gardening | October 2020 | Staff Picks

What style to give a garden and how best to lay it out are perennial puzzles for creators of gardens. Reviewing the elements involved, Robert Mallet explains easily achieved principles for making beautiful gardens, offering a range of ideas that can be adapted to visually enlarge space and liberate the mind. For over twenty years Mallet was in charge of Le Bois des Moutiers, where he was able to put his ideas to the test within the context of a masterpiece of scenic design.

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I am delighted to see this masterwork of French garden art and technique translated into English. Robert Mallet lays out the elements of garden composition so clearly and illustrates them so well that I cannot imagine a gardener failing to profit from this book. Wherever you garden it will open your eyes.- Hugh Johnson

Robert Mallet, the author of Rebirth of a Park, lives in France. For over 20 years he was in charge of Le Bois des Moutiers, a park created by his grandfather in Varengeville-sur-Mer, Normandy, one of the most beautiful gardens in France, where he was able to put his ideas to the test within the context of a masterpiece of scenic design. He also created Shamrock, a garden famous for its hydrangeas.

General Fields

  • : 9780393733426
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : May 2011
  • : books

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  • : Robert Mallett
  • : Paperback
  • : 112