Deer-Resistant Design: Fence-Free Gardens That Thrive Despite the Deer


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$24.95  $23.20
Timber Press (OR)
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8.4 X 9.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Chapman is an award-winning landscape designer, the co-author of two books, Fine Foliage (St. Lynn's Press, 2013) and Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017), and a popular speaker at botanical gardens, nurseries, and flower and garden shows across the United States. Her articles and designs have been featured in many online and print publications, including Garden Design, Fine Gardening, and Better Homes and Gardens. Visit her at


"I don't think there's a designer out there who wouldn't want a copy of this book." --Garden Design Online

"If you have the common problem of deer eating up your plants, this book is the answer you've been looking for!" --Garden Design Magazine

"This book is a gift to all gardeners who share their landscape with wild life." --The Renton Reporter

"[Karen Chapman] encourages gardeners to be more creative, more clever, more understanding and more resilient in the face of deer pressure. And, best yet, she shows you how to do it." --My Northern Garden

"Practical, inspiring, and beautiful. Chapman gives me new hope and tangible solutions for my own deer-challenged landscape." --Joe Lamp'l, creator and host of PBS's Growing a Greener World and founder of

"The resource that deer-plagued gardeners have been waiting for. Essential reading for anyone gardening in deer country." --Niki Jabbour, award-winning author and staff writer at

"A book that recognizes that one size does not fit all, and inspires even the most beleaguered to try again. A great read with many valuable plant recommendations." --Small Town Gardener

"Karen is a wealth of information on how to work with a deer's natural behavior pattern and outwit their appetite. " -- The Joe Gardener Show with Joe L'ampl

"Not an encyclopedia of plants that the deer don't usually eat, although the end of each chapter lists each designer's or homeowner's top ten plants. The book is much more; it is a selection of well-designed gardens that have dealt with deer issues as well as other animal issues." --Columbus Dispatch

"Deer-Resistant Design proves that beautiful gardens and deer can coexist." --The Impatient Gardener

"Practical and inspiring." --Country Gardens