Garden Design & Planning || Review

April 4, 2018


Are you planning to start or design your own garden and you’re not sure where to start?

Don’t worry I’ve got you covered with today’s book review.

I’ve always loved gardening ever since I can remember. I got exposed to agricultural stuff from primary school. When I was in high school I continued doing agriculture for one year but I had to stop because I wanted to do science related subjects. I’ve been meaning to start my small indoor-garden that I can manage as I’m still renting a flat. So today we are reviewing a lifestyle related book.

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
— David Hobson

I hope you enjoy.

Book Details

Title: Home Gardener Series: Garden Design & Planning

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater

Pages: 80

Genre: Lifestyle

Imprint: Struik Lifestyle

Publicist: Anje Niemandt

I’d like to say thank to Penguin Random House (South Africa) for sending me a copy.


This book is a useful guide for anyone who is planning to create a garden that will meet their needs and budget friendly. Garden Design and Planning shows you how to convert a bare patch or an existing layout into the garden of your dreams. The book is divided into 4 sections, namely; Getting Started, Construction Techniques, Garden Designs and Plants. These are detailed perfectly with the help of illustrations.

My Thoughts

  • I really enjoyed the simplicity of the book. I think even if you are not familiar with some agricultural terms, you won’t have a problem with understanding the book. Everything is defined perfectly with the help of illustrations to support every point. That I really enjoyed.
  • I learned a lot about different garden plans and how to make sure you’re picking the right plan for your garden. A plan that is suitable for your needs and budget friendly as well.
  • This book offers practical advice on different topics one needs to take into consideration when planning a garden.
  • I learned much about different plants and flowers which really helped me in deciding which plants might be suitable for my place. As I mentioned above and “My 2018 Bucket List“, I plan to start my own garden this year. With all the tips from this book, I am hopefully it’d be a success.


I really loved this book and I’d really recommend it, if you’ve recently moved to your new house and you are planning to start a design for your garden. Thus I gave it:

5/5 stars.

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
— Liberty Hyde Bailey

Those ere my thoughts, I hope you enjoyed.

Until next time, lets keep reading.

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