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Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopaedia of Garden Design [New edition]

Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopaedia of Garden Design [New edition] Arts Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 5 · 2018 · 20-24 will undoubtedly deter libraries with a more and photographs are very usefully anno- peripheral interest. tated. The drawings, illustrations and Ken Irwin photographs are all of extremely high Reference Librarian, Wittenberg University, quality and clarity. Additionally the fonts Springfield, Ohio, USA used in the text are clear and easy to read. The coverage of the work is extremely wide- RR 2018/142 ranging. The reviewer tested the index with a range of queries and no obvious omissions could Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopaedia be found. This testing also found the index to be of Garden Design [New edition] comprehensive and well-laid out. Editor in chief Chris Young The Plants and Materials Guide is an extremely useful feature of the book. The plants Dorling Kindersley section is well illustrated with a key showing London growing conditions. A wide range of cultivars including trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses 391 pp. are covered. The materials section is similarly ISBN 978 0 2412 8613 5 (print); ISBN 978 0 2413 2281 9 constructed with a key indicating detail of potential cost, durability and colour. Contact (e-book) details of suppliers are also given. £30 (print); £19.99 (e-book) The following are two minor criticisms of the Keywords Design, Encyclopedias, Gardening work. Two of the sub sections deal with Suppliers and Useful Contacts and Designer Details. In a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-12-2017-0263 rapidly changing world, it could be argued that For the reviewer, a back injury necessitated a career these sections could quickly become redundant as move from gardening to librarianship, so it was a details change. Additionally the book focuses on pleasure to get the opportunity to review this work the UK-wide suppliers rather than considering the and revisit old skills. The Royal Horticultural inclusion of local suppliers by geographic Society (RHS) has developed a fine range of titles locations. These issues, though, may be beyond relating to gardening skills, and this title adds to the resourcing of the book and the details this canon. The quality of the book construction is provided may have been the most sensible high with the binding appearing robust. This is editorial decision. particularly important given the practical nature of The Royal Horticultural Encyclopedia of the subject matter and the possibility that the book Garden Design is an extremely complete and may be used in the field. The cover of the book is useful reference text that has a wide range of aesthetically pleasing consisting of green design uses and represents good value for money. icons against a white background. This layout is While not designed for use outdoors, it could be supplemented by photographs illustrating a range used under cover in the field. It also is a rich of garden design elements. store of ideas for inspiring designers. It would The book has been edited by the editor of the also be an extremely useful text for students RHS house magazine: The Garden, assisted by five studying for any of the RHS exams, particularly co-editors. These co-editors are all horticultural Level 2 or higher. Further, with the links specialists with interests and expertise in general between gardening, health and community horticulture including: allotments, garden design building now being discovered, the book also and landscape architecture. has uses in these fields. Finally, it is a pleasant The book is a revised edition of one first book to have at your disposal to pick up and published in 2009. It is split into four main casually browse. Its price of £30 is well worth sections,eachwithits own suite of subsections. the quality and content, but it may be beyond The following are the four sections covered in the pocket of the average student/amateur the magazine: How to Design, Choosing a gardener. For these reasons, it can be Style, Making a Garden and a Plants and recommended as an essential reference Materials Guide. To illustrate the coverage and text for all public libraries and for specialist structure of the sub sections, the section horticultural organizations to hold. This Making a Garden has two subsections entitled – would also ensure its value as a community Building Garden Structures and Planting resource. Techniques. Each section consists of clear Rob Polson explanatory text backed up by a range of Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences practical illustrations in the form of drawings, Library, Inverness, UK illustrations and photographs. The illustrations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopaedia of Garden Design [New edition]

Reference Reviews , Volume 32 (5): 1 – Jun 18, 2018

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Arts Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 5 · 2018 · 20-24 will undoubtedly deter libraries with a more and photographs are very usefully anno- peripheral interest. tated. The drawings, illustrations and Ken Irwin photographs are all of extremely high Reference Librarian, Wittenberg University, quality and clarity. Additionally the fonts Springfield, Ohio, USA used in the text are clear and easy to read. The coverage of the work is extremely wide- RR 2018/142 ranging. The reviewer tested the index with a range of queries and no obvious omissions could Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopaedia be found. This testing also found the index to be of Garden Design [New edition] comprehensive and well-laid out. Editor in chief Chris Young The Plants and Materials Guide is an extremely useful feature of the book. The plants Dorling Kindersley section is well illustrated with a key showing London growing conditions. A wide range of cultivars including trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses 391 pp. are covered. The materials section is similarly ISBN 978 0 2412 8613 5 (print); ISBN 978 0 2413 2281 9 constructed with a key indicating detail of potential cost, durability and colour. Contact (e-book) details of suppliers are also given. £30 (print); £19.99 (e-book) The following are two minor criticisms of the Keywords Design, Encyclopedias, Gardening work. Two of the sub sections deal with Suppliers and Useful Contacts and Designer Details. In a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-12-2017-0263 rapidly changing world, it could be argued that For the reviewer, a back injury necessitated a career these sections could quickly become redundant as move from gardening to librarianship, so it was a details change. Additionally the book focuses on pleasure to get the opportunity to review this work the UK-wide suppliers rather than considering the and revisit old skills. The Royal Horticultural inclusion of local suppliers by geographic Society (RHS) has developed a fine range of titles locations. These issues, though, may be beyond relating to gardening skills, and this title adds to the resourcing of the book and the details this canon. The quality of the book construction is provided may have been the most sensible high with the binding appearing robust. This is editorial decision. particularly important given the practical nature of The Royal Horticultural Encyclopedia of the subject matter and the possibility that the book Garden Design is an extremely complete and may be used in the field. The cover of the book is useful reference text that has a wide range of aesthetically pleasing consisting of green design uses and represents good value for money. icons against a white background. This layout is While not designed for use outdoors, it could be supplemented by photographs illustrating a range used under cover in the field. It also is a rich of garden design elements. store of ideas for inspiring designers. It would The book has been edited by the editor of the also be an extremely useful text for students RHS house magazine: The Garden, assisted by five studying for any of the RHS exams, particularly co-editors. These co-editors are all horticultural Level 2 or higher. Further, with the links specialists with interests and expertise in general between gardening, health and community horticulture including: allotments, garden design building now being discovered, the book also and landscape architecture. has uses in these fields. Finally, it is a pleasant The book is a revised edition of one first book to have at your disposal to pick up and published in 2009. It is split into four main casually browse. Its price of £30 is well worth sections,eachwithits own suite of subsections. the quality and content, but it may be beyond The following are the four sections covered in the pocket of the average student/amateur the magazine: How to Design, Choosing a gardener. For these reasons, it can be Style, Making a Garden and a Plants and recommended as an essential reference Materials Guide. To illustrate the coverage and text for all public libraries and for specialist structure of the sub sections, the section horticultural organizations to hold. This Making a Garden has two subsections entitled – would also ensure its value as a community Building Garden Structures and Planting resource. Techniques. Each section consists of clear Rob Polson explanatory text backed up by a range of Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences practical illustrations in the form of drawings, Library, Inverness, UK illustrations and photographs. The illustrations

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