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Vertical Gardens

by Leigh Clapp and Hattie Klotz

Page Extent:342 pages
Book Size:266 x 217 x 20 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Do you have limited space but love the idea of a lush green garden on your balcony, your rooftop or your courtyard? Vertical Gardens is the ideal low maintenance, space-saving, water-smart solution!

Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants. All you need is a blank wall, a bare fence or an area that needs a green and flowering element to pretty it up and turn your bare spaces into gorgeous living walls. Follow the step by step instructions on how to create and customise your vertical garden to suit your own personal environment or need. Why not grow fresh herbs, or display annuals, even perennials, within your vertical garden.

Vertical gardens are perfect for compact living spaces such as balcony gardens, rooftops, outdoor BBQ or dining areas, and courtyards. They also make great privacy screens in high density living environments, they’re low to maintain, with water saving methods, Being practical, the leafy surrounds of the vertical garden can create a cooling and shade-enhancing effect to unsheltered balconies and help reduce heat in summer.

With 100 projects included with colour photography throughout, chapters will include introductions and projects for residential vertical gardens (apartments, houses, units, balconies, courtyards, etc), rooftop gardens, veggie and herb vertical gardens, privacy screens, together with maintenance tips.

About the Authors

Hattie Klotz

Hattie Klotz is a British journalist who has lived in Canada for close to 20 years. She writes regularly on food, design and interesting people doing interesting things. Married and the mother to three young girls, she grew up in a beautiful house with stunning gardens, now open to the public, created by her parents in East Sussex, England. Her love of food and the great outdoors was born around the large kitchen table where she enjoyed fabulous meals prepared by her mother and delicious wine produced from the cellar below by her father. Years spent exploring the surrounding countryside on horseback gave her a profound interest in nature

Leigh Clapp

Leigh Clapp is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience, primarily as a garden specialist photojournalist but also with interiors and travel. She delights in discovering the tiny elements to the overall essence of a subject. Inspired by the play of light, color and form, photography is an artistic expression and passion for capturing the frames she has always seen in the world around her.