This illustrated volume is written from the author's personal experiences and draws on the skills and artistry of private owners throughout the country.
The original inspiration and title for the book arose from a work written at the beginning of this century by Jekyll and Weaver.
In exploring the same theme, Diana Saville updates and extends the traditional values that Jekyll and Weaver affirmed, aimed entirely at today's needs.
She has tried to cover all aspects of a country garden from terraces to meadows and from alpine plants to trees, water, paths, steps, conservatories and garden ornament.
In the final section she explores six private gardens and shows how each individual success is achieved.
Diana Saville is author of "Walled Plants" and "The Illustrated Garden Planter" and has written articles for the Royal Horticultural Society journal "The Garden".