Books featuring Dan Pearson
Italy’s Private Gardens
Helena Attlee has been visiting Italian gardens, delving into their history and writing about them for two decades. In this book she visits nineteen of Italy’s best private gardens in the company of the owners, gardeners or landscape architects responsible for them. Alongside classic Italian gardens such as Villa La Pietra and Ninfa, Torrecchia, the garden Dan created for Carlo Carracciolo and Violante Visconti, is featured.
The Architecture of Hope
Charles Jencks & Edwin Heathcote
Maggie’s Centres are a new mixture of building types for healing that have different roots in the past. The aim is for these centres to be situated at all the major British hospitals that treat cancer, presenting a face that is welcoming, risk-taking, aesthetic and spiritual. Featuring the RIBA Stirling Prize winning London centre for which the studio designed the landscaping.
Natural Garden Style
In a world dominated more and more by urban development, nature is increasingly seen as an inspiration for gardeners. In this beautifully illustrated and expertly written book Noel Kingsbury considers a variety of approaches to making biodiverse gardens that celebrate the beauty of nature, using plants and materials traditionally associated with natural habitats.
Gardeners: Encounters with Exceptional People
In this delightful compendium, gardening writer Diana Ross visits and interviews famous gardeners including Roy Lancaster, Lady Salisbury, Thomas Pakenham, Beth Chatto and Dan Pearson, along with a few equally famous names from other walks of life including Professor James Lovelock and Richard Mabey. Through these informal yet revealing encounters, we learn about their relationship with plants, who and what have inspired them, and how they approach the pleasures and challenges of garden making.
The English Garden
Ursula Buchan, known for her perceptive, witty and readable garden writing, explores the English garden and captures something of its extraordinary richness, quality and diversity. She examines the historical trends and the work of garden makers, past and present, that have shaped the English gardens we see today.
The New Garden Paradise
A compilation of thirty five of the best gardens to appear in American House & Garden magazine including gardens designed by Jacques Wirtz, Dan Kiley, Fernando Caruncho, Edwina von Gal, Steve Martino and Piet Oudolf.
Gardens by Design
Gathering together the design principles and ricks of the trade of the world’s greatest garden makers, Gardens by Design provides expert help in all aspects of the design process. By examining, in a series of interviews, the way each designer works, it fuels the reader with inspiration and ideas.
Influential Gardeners reveals the history and development of garden and landscape design in the 20th century by focussing on the key personalities who have shaped – and continue to form – today’s taste. The 57 designers featured include Gertrude Jekyll, Mien Ruys, Beth Chatto, Jens Jensen, Charles Jencks, Luis Barragan, Sylvia Crowe and Frederick Gibberd.
Gardens of Inspiration
edited Erica Hunningher
Gardens of Inspiration is an invitation to join Britain’s most celebrated gardeners on a series of personal journeys to the gardens that inspire their lives and work. Fifteen experts describe the stories of their lives in gardening and share the personal connections that have fostered their passion for plants and gardens. Each has chosen one garden, as well as their own, to be photographed especially for the book.
Cassell & Co
The show gardens at the annual Chelsea Flower Show are the spectacular high point of a world famous event that itself is one of the highlights of the horticultural year. Chelsea Gold brings together a selection of medal-winning gardens from the last 10 years of the 20th century.
The Garden Book
Consultant Editor Tim Richardson
The Garden Book is a comprehensive illustrated survey of 500 of the world’s most influential garden makers – designers, patrons and owners – and their gardens. The selection gives an unrivalled overview of the world’s gardens and landscapes, from ancient times to the present day.
The Modern Garden Makers
The Modern Garden Makers presents some of the most influential late 20th century British garden designers. From John Brookes and Julie Toll to Bonita Bulaitis and Christopher Bradley-Hole the book focuses on twelve award-winning designers who have played a major role in stimulating the desire for truly original garden design.
In Breaking Ground American designer and writer Page Dickey takes an in-depth look at the work of ten contemporary garden designers living and working in America and Europe. From the bold southern Californian designs of Nancy Power to the urban geometries of Madison Cox to the updated French formal style of Louis Benech and the romantic country gardens of Nancy McCabe, Breaking Ground profiles the artists who are redefining garden design categories.