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Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden: Plants and Combinations that Thrive in the Shade

By Keith Wiley

The wonder of woodland gardening is that it looks like plants grow themselves there. After reading this book and following its guidelines, gardeners can make that happen.

Publishers Weekly

From the creator of "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today."

With their moss-covered stones, towering trees, and pockets of quiet shade, woodlands have a romantic power unlike anything else. Whether your garden is currently open and sunny, or on the small side, you can capture that sylvan atmosphere with carefully chosen trees and shade-loving plants. In Designing and Planting the Woodland Garden, Keith Wiley explains how to combine plants in natural, self-supporting colonies. His hand-picked selection of unexpected collectables—shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, and grasses—mingle with garden favorites to create fabulous effects in all seasons.

Media reviews

"Wiley developed proven techniques that can be executed by gardeners of all proficiencies."

Booklist

"There's something in this book for everyone, and a nice find under any gardener's Christmas tree."

Garden Design Online

"The wonder of woodland gardening is that it looks like plants grow themselves there. After reading this book and following its guidelines, gardeners can make that happen."

Publishers Weekly

About the author

Keith Wiley

After obtaining an honors degree in horticulture from London University, Keith Wiley spent twenty-five years as head gardener at The Garden House in Devon. There he evolved a gardening style based on modifying natural landscapes from around the globe. The garden he created there was described by national commentators as "one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today" and the best example of "leading-edge horticulture" in the UK.

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