AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPES: THE ART OF PLANTING IN GARDENS INSPIRED BY NATURE
Claire Takacs Hardie Grant Books
Renowned photographer Claire Takacs’ exquisite photos profiling 22 gardens in diverse Australian landscapes are a mesmerising display of light-filled vibrant colours and textures in settings ranging from lush and green to semi-arid. Stories written by the gardens’ owners or designers are interwoven among the images and outline their motivation, struggles and triumphs in creating beautiful, abundant and biodiverse gardens. The focus is on more naturalistic approaches to design and planting, creating visually appealing gardens that are in sync with their environs and without excessive use of resources, such as water.