Author(s): Richard Key
Gardens are more than just displays of immaculate horticulture: for many, gardens must function as an extra room which all the family can enjoy. Outdoor Living is the most authoritative, innovative and practical guide yet published on creating outdoor living spaces. Whether you have a large country garden or a tiny city roof terrace, step by step projects and international case studies show you how real families have solved problems similar to those you might encounter. Beyond that, the book shows how to design child-proof and safe garden features, and create new areas of interest from decorating for a summer party to building a wigwam in the garden.
Richard Key has won several gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, including a garden for a young family in 1990. He contributed to Conran Octopus's Essential Garden Book, as well as The Complete Book of Garden Design, Construction and Planting. He has three children, aged three, nine and thirteen.