The Layered Garden

Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
by David L. Culp, Adam Levine, Rob Cardillo

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“Gardenmaking, in its finest form, is a celebration of life and of love. David and his book epitomize this.” —Lauren Springer Ogden

Brandywine Cottage is David Culp's beloved two-acre Pennsylvania garden where he mastered the design technique of layering—interplanting many different species in the same area so that as one...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 312

Publication Date 10/16/2012

ISBN 9781604692365

Dimensions 7.75 inches x 11.38 inches

“So imaginative is Culp’s genius and so resourceful his passion for plants and design that his layered garden offers more sensory delights per square foot than most gardens manage to achieve over acres.” —Booklist

“Spellbinding writing and Cardillo’s breathtaking photos entice readers through Culp’s woodland garden. An essential title in the ‘how I did it’ genre of garden writing.” —Library Journal

“I love the book. . . . It teaches us how to design and maintain a complex, layered garden.” —Garden Rant

“Offers the perfect blend of inspiration and practical advice. Readers will come away with plenty of ideas and guidance to create their own layered, four-season gardens wherever they live.” —American Gardener

“This is one for your must read list. . . . and it would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves plants and gardens.” —A Charlotte Garden

“Culp shares the beauty of Brandywine and some of his garden-design secrets.” —McClatchy-Tribune News

“If you are planning to design or redesign a space next spring and summer, this is a wonderful guide to choose.” —Northern Gardener

“A visual feast of inspiration combined with practical advice on how to put together a garden that shines throughout the year. A great winter read.” —Detroit News

“A good choice for people trying to correct their jumbled mess of a landscape.” —Harrisburg Patriot-News

“An overview of how to plant for climate change and aesthetics to create a garden that’s dynamic in every season.”  —The Strategist