Written by David Stuart
Each chapter represents a different garden type e.g. Meditation Garden, Quintessential Cottage Garden. There's a little background information and then the author draws up a plan with suggested plants, building and maintenance tips. It is an interesting exercise, beautifully illustrated, but not particularly useful. For me the book is more for browsing than any practical purpose. If you really wanted to use the plans, a lot of extra work would be necessary to choose appropriate plant material for your region.