The Thoughtful Gardener

An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design
Jinny Blom
Published by Jacqui Small

Witty, practical and expert advice to suit gardens of any style and size. 

‘The most romantic, creative person in garden design I know.’

  1. Piet Oudolf

Jinny Blom is a prolific designer who has created over 250 gardens around the world. She embraces a wide variety of styles, from formal walled gardens to contemporary installations. Her designs are more a matter of intelligence and appropriateness than imposing a particular ‘look’. As such, her approach can be applied to any garden – you can take inspiration from Jinny’s principles and use them to marry artistry and functionality in your own outside space, whatever its shape, size or aspect.

Jinny’s work is defined by her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. Her designs are as different as their owners and their locations. But all her garden designs share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting; structure and detail are important, and receive close attention.

The styles vary considerably – logical, calm, beautiful, romantic, naturalistic, formal, sometimes spare – but the principles remain firm. Jinny designs are for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last.

Reflecting the author‘s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and her fascinating book will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers.

‘Jinny’s genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none.’

  1. Victoria, Lady Getty

Published by Jacqui Small

256 pages
Illustrated throughout
Hardback
280mm x 240mm

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