A visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping


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By Matthew Cantwell
Format Hardback
Page Extent 378
Book Size 33 x 247 x 287 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1/04/2018
Subject Classification Gardening / Specialized gardening methods / Landscape gardening
From pint-sized gardens to rambling grounds, Secret Gardens is a visual feast of contemporary residential landscaping, offering a rich resource of inspiration to readers, regardless of the size of their own patch of potential paradise. This book tells a story in pictures, with luscious photography of 24 of Secret Gardens’ favourite projects. Each garden is accompanied by descriptions in which Secret Gardens director Matthew Cantwell tells the story of each project, explains how their dramatic transformation was achieved and reveals a few tricks of the trade in the process.

The gardens are grouped into three sections, based on the size of each project: Compact, Room to Move, and Free Reign.

Matthew Cantwell

Matthew Cantwell is a multi-award winning garden designer, considered within the industry to be one of Australia’s best. Qualifications Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Landscaping) Winner of many design awards from AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers) including 3 times winner of The Alan Correy Award. Other awards from LNA for construction and horticulture. We have a whole wall at our office full of awards and that is only a small selection! Regular speaker at industry functions on garden design both in Australia and overseas. Appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, Belle, Inside Out, House and Garden, Good Weekend, Home, Home Beautiful etc. Featured in many overseas design books in UK, Europe, China, Japan etc. Built a successful landscape company that employs 55 plus staff. Considered to be one of Australia’s leading garden designers.