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Edna Walling was one of Australia's great landscape designers. For gardeners and for garden-lovers alike, her name conjures up images of stone walls and steps, arching and scrambling roses, ornamental pools, drifts of ground cover – and, above all, a gentle wildness. She sought always through her designs to link house and garden, to make the outdoors a living space.Walling was also a gifted writer who managed to be both lyrical and engagingly straightforward. A Gardener's Log, first published in 1948, is a collection of her articles from the magazine Australian Home Beautiful. Described by Walling as 'the notebook of a garden-maker', it has the intimacy of a diary and the authority of a practical landscaping text. Well over half a century later A Gardener's Log – here deliciously redesigned while retaining the appeal of Walling's original photographs and plans – still has much to teach us.

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  • Hardback


    October 27, 2003


    160 pages

    RRP $45.00

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