Native by Kate Herd & Jela Ivankovic-Waters
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.
'Native is a beautifully designed and thoughtfully set out guide to design with Australian plants. It is a rare plant book that makes you want to read it all. Often you just dip in and out. Native invites you to go on a journey of discovery, and to view and experiment with our native flora in a different light' Garden Drum
'It's hard to think of another book where Australian plants are celebrated so thoroughly for their beauty, versatility and sculptural form. The photography is extensive and exquisite, and interviews with landscape designers, sculptors and artists provide refreshing perspectives' Sanctuary
About the authors
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 imaginative 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 is a highly regarded horticulturalist and landscape designer.
SBN-13 : 978-0500501023
Product Dimensions : 21.1 x 2.6 x 25.9 cm
Hardcover : 216 pages
ISBN-10 : 0500501025
Publisher : Thames & Hudson Aust; Main Edition (1 October 2017)