John Brookes Design Books

The following books are available to order from us by calling our office on 01243 542808 or by emailing us on  Signed copies are available by special request.

Garden Planning--Pocket Encyclopedia

Give your garden a fresh, new look with this practical, comprehensive guide that includes choosing a style, drawing up plans and selecting the best plants and features. Fully illustrated survey of garden styles, from classical Italian to country cottage, enables you to select the right look for your garden. Easy to follow diagrams and clear, professional advise on measuring up your plot, and installing fencing, paving, walls and other features. Comprehensive full colour guide to garden plants, arranged by shape, colour, and height, plus practical information on how and where to plant. £10.99 plus p&p of £3.00

The New Garden

High maintenance borders and manicured lawns give way to a host of more natural plantings and decorative treatments. Inspired by a series of fascinating garden case histories, John Brookes explores ways to combine native vegetation and materials with related plants and shows how to produce spectacular effects in keeping with your locale. Indispensable practical advise shows you how to work in harmony with nature at every stage of your garden's development--from the basic design and selection of materials for hard features, to choosing and positioning plants communities, and introducing garden art. £12.99 plus p&p £4.75

Garden Design

In this expanded and updated edition of his classic book, John Brookes addresses the latest trends in garden design as well as surveying new materials and techniques. He also shows you how to use the computer as a design tool, and features new, or extended, sections on key styles, such as Minimalist, Mediterranean, Urban and Japanese and Oriental. Whether you want to redesign your existing garden or are creating a new garden from scratch, John Brookes takes you step-by-step through every stage in creating your own designs--from the easy-to-learn skills for measuring your garden and drawing up a plan, to judging scale, using pattern and siting plants. £25.00 plus p&p of £6.50

Garden Masterclass

John Brookes brings to this definitive guide the culmination of 40 years' experience of garden design, both in practice and as a teacher. Each lavishly illustrated chapter is devoted to single design elements such as Shape, Surface, Structure, or Water which, in combination, create a well-constructed garden. Under these headings John Brookes presents an extraordinary range of ideas illustrated by an unparalleled collection of photographs, annotated sketches and diagrams. £25.00 plus p&p of £6.50

Small Garden

In this new, expanded, completely re-illiustrated edition of Small Garden John Brookes , the master of small-space garden design, shows you how to transform your own outdoor space, however cramped or awkwardly-placed. Practical guidance, based on years of teaching and practice and illustrated with case studies, takes you through the design process and helps you choose materials, select plants and complement the overall look with furniture and finishing touches. With good planning advice, clear direction and inspirational ideas, Small Garden reveals the secrets of turning your space into a garden to be proud of. £16.99 plus p&p of £6.00

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