Independent Publishers Group

A Landscape Legacy

Hardcover - Gardening Book / Garden Design. It is no exaggeration to say that John Brookes transformed 20th-century garden design, not only in his native Britain but throughout the world. He fundamentally changed the way people think about their gardens, always emphasizing the importance of reconciling nature and the character of a landscape with the needs and visions of the people living in it. Over the last 50 years he has designed and taught in the US, Canada, South America, Russia, Japan, Iran, Kashmir, and all over Europe—always consulting the vernacular of an area, its materials and how they are used, as well as its plants. Here, John Brookes tells his story and reflects on how his thinking about garden design, and design generally, has developed.