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Art and Design with Australian Plants

by Kate Herd and Jela Ivankovic-Waters
Publication Date: 01/10/2017
4/5 Rating 1 Reviews

2018 Indie Book Awards Illustrated Non-fiction Book of the Year

Australia has long been known as home to the towering gum and the gnarly banksia. Australian natives are as emblematic as they are adaptable but Native takes an old subject (Australian natives) and gives it a complete makeover. This book surveys the ways native trees, shrubs, flowers and foliage can be put to surprising and beautiful uses by some of the most creative people working with plants today.

Interviews with celebrated landscape designers, artists and gardeners – including Fiona Brockhoff, Janet Laurence and Tracey Deep – bring to light so many ways to celebrate the sculptural natives that shape our everyday spaces.

This richly illustrated book is the ideal source when seeking the perfect feature plant for a space of any size. With stunning photography of gardens old and new, this book captures the most creatively inspiring Australian plants and the people who work with them.

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Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
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Kate Herd

Kate Herd is an author, artist and designer.

She is enthused by all types of gardens but especially those that celebrate a distinct sense of place through imaginvative and plant-centred design.

She has written for The Planthunter and The Age and is the author of Kitchen Gardens of Australia.

Jela Ivankovic-Waters

Jela Ivankovic-Waters is a highly regarded horticulturalist and landscape designer.

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  • Native - Fodder for your gardening brain

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    Excellent book if you are interested in either native plants or gardening with australian natives.
    The scope of the book is broad and covers many facets of interpretation on this subject, from gardens, to artists and designers who take their inspiration from australian native plants and landscapes, then drilling down to look closely at individual species. It is now a prize possession in my gardening reference library, I like it a whole lot.