Author(s): Mirabel Osler
This series from Pavilion highlights a unique approach to detailed garden design through an attractive combination of close-up photographs and informative text. Published as a set of pocket-sized books, this series is specially designed to lead the eye straight to the heart of the garden, focusing on those individual details so important to the overall design of your garden. The garden wall, whether built to provide shelter, or simply to guide the eye, gives backbone to the structure of a garden. This celebration of the garden wall explores the wealth of variations on this theme: the texture and tactile pleasure of dry stone and brick walls; decorated walls; walls topped with impediments or crenellations; walls with alcoves or embrassures; walls to sit on and walls with built-in secluded seats; walls with windows and mysterious doors; and walls clad in ivy and covered in wisteria or pocketed with violas.