Creating beautiful gardens in South Africa – Garden Style by Melanie Walker and Connall Oosterbroek
Garden Style, by Melanie Walker and photography by Connall Oosterbroek, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Create the garden of your dreams with ideas and advice from a leading light in the gardening world, Melanie Walker.
Whether you have a tiny urban courtyard or a roomy rural plot, Garden Style will inspire gardeners from every corner of South Africa to make the most of their garden and entertainment area.
Garden Style describes in detail how to achieve any of 19 distinct garden styles: from sweeping woodland and grassland gardens, through moon, rock and rose gardens, to compact courtyard and cottage gardens. It also covers the fundamentals of gardening, such as understanding garden habitats, basic design elements and water-wise gardening.
Each chapter includes sections on planning and planting, with a list of key plants suited to each style, plus lots of helpful tips and features on different aspects of gardening – and, of course, ample spectacular photos to inspire you.
About the authors
Written by Melanie Walker, previous Gardening Editor for SA Garden and Home, host of the long-running weekly ‘green’ show, Grounded, on 1485 Radio Today, presenter of the gardening shows Design-a-Garden, My Garden Diaries and Gardening 101 on The Home Channel, and former weekly gardening columnist at the Saturday Star’s 48 Hours.
Photos by Connall Oosterbroek, a freelance landscape photographer whose photos appear regularly in SA Garden and Home, as well as principle photographic contributor on Small Gardens for South Africa and a major contributor to The Bulb Book. He picked up the Caxton Photograph of the Year in 2007 for his picture of a poppy.