AUS­TRALIAN DREAMSCAPES: THE ART OF PLANT­ING IN GAR­DENS IN­SPIRED BY NA­TURE

Claire Takacs Hardie Grant Books

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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.

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