Intimate Gardens

Garden design doesn't have to be mystifying! This information-packed guide will help you transform your yard into a magical, intimate place. The trick is to combine a few important elements in a harmonious design; well-proportioned spaces, a comfortable sense of enclosure, and just the right plants to weave it all together.

  • Intimate Gardens
  • Designing an Intimate Garden
  • Intimate Garden Plans
    • A Simple Formal Terrace Garden
    • A Shady Woodland Garden
    • A Sunny Courtyard Garden
  • Furnishing an Intimate Garden
  • Encyclopedia of Plants for Intimate Gardens
    • Trees
    • Shrubs
  • Companion Plants
    • Perennials
    • Vines
    • Groundcovers
  • USDA Hardiness Zone Map
  • Contributors
  • Index

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