By Matthew Cantwell
This is a essential book for all gardeners who will be inspired by Matthew Cantwell and one for sharing on display at home.
“An essential characteristic of a garden designer though is patience, as it can take many years for good gardens to become great gardens.” –Matthew Cantwell
As our lifestyles become more hectic, our outdoor areas and green spaces have turned to become our sanctuary. An essential part of our wellbeing, gardens make us feel good. Sparking joy in this way is the most rewarding part of Secret Gardens’ work and the reason why they do what they do.
For the traditionalist, the garden is a place to connect with Mother Nature, to get their hands dirty and wrestle with the seasons. For children, it is a place to play and explore. For others, it is a place to entertain, to spend time with family and friends. For those who just like to sit, not particularly interested in working too hard in their garden but content to be outdoors, it’s a place to enjoy some dappled shade, a hint of wind and lawn under their bare feet.
Australian award-winning landscape design company, Secret Gardens, shares their favourite projects through luscious photography in a new hardback coffee table book, SECRET GARDENS. Each garden is unique, as each client is different. They are accompanied by descriptions in which director Matthew Cantwell explains the project, how each dramatic transformation was achieved and how the design team overcame the challenges presented.
From compact gardens to rambling grounds, SECRET GARDENS is a visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping, offering a rich resource of inspiration for readers. It showcases a variety of gardens, each highlighting perfect harmony between the built elements and planting and the balance of form and function.
The book showcases examples of garden art, texture + tone, light + shade, compact + clean and a number of other beautiful garden themes like The Water’s Edge, Town Garden, Beach Escape, Mid-Century Modern, Dizzy Heights, Three Hours North, Harbour Life, Wirringulla Garden, Hinterland Garden, All Seasons, 45 Degrees, Shades of Green, Native Influence, and Angophora Garden.
AVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD BOOK RETAILERS FROM APRIL 2018
Published by New Holland Publishers RRP: $59.99