We decorate our terraces and gardens to create ambience and make our mark on the great outdoors, and we extend the season using outdoor seating areas, sheltered terraces, heat lamps and wood burning stoves. Garden centres and interior design shops are full of enticing odds and ends, but when the weather turns it is extra important to maintain a holistic approach to positioning, size, shape, lines and materials. Decorative items should be the icing on the cake and chosen carefully.
Some people furnish their gardens with humour and playfulness, others want to create a romantic atmosphere, and others are more concerned with symmetry and order. Dengin describes classic and modern garden design using both formal and more informal approaches, providing tips and advice about which decorative elements are best for you.
Look at the bigger picture and how furniture, lighting, water features, pots, plants and decorative elements can come together as a whole.
Practical, exuberant and inspiring advice about how to make your garden your own.