ISSUE 42  |  Dark Shadows

Required Reading: Cultivating Garden Style

October 24, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Astro-physicist turned garden designer Rochelle Greayer takes a scientific approach in her new book, Cultivating Garden Style. Greayer, the founder of garden blog Studio Ghas created a systematic and thorough style guide– bordering on encyclopedic–for gardens.

Greayer’s book offers tips for creating a garden that reflects your personal style, suggests sources for everything from plants to outdoor furniture, and has many step-by-step DIY projects. 

We’re giving away six of Greayer’s books, to three US and three UK readers. Here’s how to enter: 

  • Sign up for the Gardenista Daily Newsletter in the giveaway box below.
  • Leave a comment at the end of the post indicating where you live.
  • The giveaway closes on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm PT.
  • We will choose six winners at random on November 3, 2014.
  • We will contact winners via email. 

N.B.: The giveaway has ended and our six winners will be contacted shortly. Thank you for participating. 

Above: A blackened shed serves as a backdrop for a colorful garden created by amateur gardeners John Wheatley and Mary Payne. They have an orchard with beehives, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, and nursery stock, as well as a dovecote, free-range hens, and ducks. 

Above: A hideaway garden in LA, designed by Laura Morton, is inspired by the artist Mark Rothko, travels to North Africa, and the mogul gardens of India.

Above: London-based garden designer Lucy Sommers designed a pebble “carpet” inspired by Persian carpets in a garden that has been influenced by Islamic garden design.

Above: A simple palette of neutral colors and textures provide a serene backdrop for this outdoor room designed by Molly Wood Garden Design.

Above: Cultivating Garden Stylepublished by Timber Press, is $35 in the US and £25 in the UK.

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