‘The glory of the garden lies in more than meets the eye’ - Rudyard Kipling
Why do some gardens make us feel so relaxed and refreshed? In her latest book,
Heaven is a Garden – Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, professional landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares her passion for creating peaceful, enticing gardens and reveals the 3 features of a serene outdoor setting: simplicity, sanctuary and delight.
Drawing on her 40 years of experience in the design and horticulture professions, Jan illuminates the surprising role that layout, power of place, color, trees, and even rocks play in enhancing our wellbeing outdoors. Richly photographed with verdant landscapes (many that she created), the book illustrates how ‘power spots’ can be enhanced, why contemplative gardens are suited for the north side of a house and which trees are best for adding certain unseen qualities to a garden.
‘Heaven is a Garden ̶̶ Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection’
is of interest to all garden lovers. It is an enlightening garden design book that you will refer to over and over. Chosen as an Amazon ‘Big Spring Book 2014’.
Available from St Lynn's press - details here