Matt James Rhs The Urban Gardener


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Author: Matt James

Date Published: 09-Feb-2017

In The Urban Gardener, garden designer and lecturer Matt James provides an approachable, practical guide to making the most of an urban garden. There are tips on 10 simple ways to a 'green garden' through sustainable gardening techniques, along with 16 step-by-step projects, including how to create a living green wall and sow an urban meadow. Other chapters discuss planting and managing your urban garden, with ideas to introduce colour, form and texture, as well as planting techniques and weed control. It also explains 12 inspirational urban garden cases studies, revealing the secrets of their success. This book is suitable for those with any urban space, no matter the size or location, to make the most of what they have.

About the Author

Matt James is a garden designer, broadcaster and senior lecturer teaching on horticulture degree programmes at the Eden Project, Cornwall, where he also manages a respected HND in Garden & Landscape Design. Channel 4's The City Gardener introduced Matt to the gardening public; the series was later broadcast around the globe. Two series about urban garden design in the US soon followed. Matt continues to make regular appearances on television and radio, including BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

Matt's four books include RHS How to Plant a Garden (Mitchell Beazley), and he has also written widely for many publications in garden design and gardening. Matt has won awards for his design work and continues to run a design practice based in Cornwall, working in the UK and abroad.

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