The Thoughtful Gardener: An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design

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$50.00  $46.50
Publisher
Frances Lincoln
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Pages
256
Dimensions
9.6 X 11.1 X 1.4 inches | 3.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781910254592

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About the Author

Jinny Blom is a leading garden designer who began her London based landscape design practice in 2000. Jinny works on a wide range of projects and has designed hundreds of gardens all over the world. Her innovative and uniquely thoughtful work has been much lauded and featured in the press internationally.

She has designed four award-winning gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and was awarded the coveted gold medal in 2007; along with silver-gilts in 2002 (for her 'Healing Garden' developed in collaboration with The Prince of Wales); in 2006 (for Laurent-Perrier); and in 2013 (for her creation commissioned by Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale). The great-granddaughter of an Impressionist painter, Jinny had a Liberal Arts education in the UK. She trained and practised as a transpersonal psychologist and psychotherapist, working for many years in mental health. In 1996 she chose to devote herself to her lifelong interest in natural landscapes and gardens. She has been a columnist for The Times, contributed regularly to radio and television worldwide, and in 2002 won BBC Radio Broadcaster of the Year for her Radio 4 Woman's Hour features. Jinny has been nominated Woman of the Year an unprecedented three times - in 2002, 2007 and 2013 - for her services to society including her role as Artist in Residence at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Reviews

"The Thoughtful Gardener is the most beautiful and stimulating and enlivening gardening book I have ever seen."

- Adam Nicolson
"Landscaper Jinny Blom's long-awaited book is so beautiful that you will not want to rush it. As the title suggests, there is more to this than lovely photography: the pages of The Thoughtful Gardener will stop you in your tracks and make you think about the potential of gardens, in a way that has never struck you before." - Gardenista
The Thoughtful Gardener, at once a lavishly illustrated coffee-table tome and a friendly hands-on primer, offers a glimpse into some of the most magical gardens in the world... - Architectural Digest US
Alas, the world has been offered a publication on garden design that is written in neither a cookbook nor a "how to" format. Rather, The Thoughtful Gardener, by Jinny Blom, is more like a treasure map. It is a window, or in some cases, a panoramic view into the thought processes that should precede all garden design. With an emphasis on historical precedent and sensitivity to the local vernacular, Jinny, most eloquently, takes the reader on an odyssey through the conception, development and execution of each creation. This coupled with her extensive working knowledge of both plant and building materials, not to mention her unbridled imagination (and sense of humor) the reader can expect to close this book enlightened, amused and inspired. A timeless, horticultural manifesto! - Gunner Peterson
"Written with wit and insight, it sets out an approach to design that is intuitive, thoughtful and holistic - a philosophy that is clearly successful and clearly manifest in this designer's beautifully executed gardens. It is a book that will make you think about design, about landscape and nature, and about the benefits of engaging with a garden yourself." - House & Garden
"A detailed and richly illustrated account of how one of the UK's leading practitioners approaches the art of garden design." - Gardens Illustrated
"(She) is a bona fide horticultural celebrity." - Wall Street Journal