Rooftop and Terrace Gardens (Paperback)

A step-by-step guide to creating a modern and stylish space

By Caroline Tilston, Steve Gorton

Wiley, 9780470517611, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

List Price: 18.95*
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Creating a terrace or rooftop paradise

This city-dwellers guide to gardening shows how less is actually more, especially when it comes to creating one's own terrace and rooftop paradise. With ten sample gardens to choose from, including the plans for each, this practical guide describes every aspect of urban gardening-from design for roofs, screening and framing, gardening without soil to containers, furniture, and decorations and special effects. Full of overall and close-up photos of each garden, this magazine-style guide will show any apartment dweller how to create their very own Eden-with a garden of ferns and bamboos and vegetables and herbs only footsteps away.

About the Author

Caroline Tilston is the author of Small Family Gardens (2007) and Modern Family Gardens (2006), John Wiley & Sons. Having worked for over a decade in television production, Caroline retrained as a gardener with the National Trust. For the last ten years, she has been running her own garden design business, The Oak Studio Design Ltd. She also writes for gardening magazines and national newspapers, as well as doing radio broadcasting. Steve Gorton is an established photographer, with over 20 years' experience of working with publishers. He is the photographer of English Eccentric Interiors by Miranda Harrison (John Wiley & Sons, 2006) and Parisian Architecture of the Belle Epoque by Roy Johnston (John Wiley & Sons, 2007).