Eden Project lecturer writes RHS-backed book

Matt James' RHS How to Plant a Garden "proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational".

Broadcaster and garden designer, James, who leads the degree level garden and landscape design courses at the Eden Project, has written a book on how to "plant like the professionals".

James, who had five years teaching on the Garden Design degree course at Falmouth University and earlier presented Channel 4’s The City Gardener, aims to take readers on "a logical journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together with key art and design principles in mind. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to arrange plants in beds and borders for maximum year round interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years."

The book is published by Octopus in March 2016. 

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