Tomorrow's Garden

Tomorrow's Garden

Design and Inspiration for A New Age of Sustainable Gardening

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A guide to artful, modern gardening that maximises the beauty of one's garden while minimizing its impact on the planet.With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expert Stephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be: small, visually pleasing and responsible. In Tomorrow's Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaled back and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.A devoted supporter of the organic gardening movement, Orr advises gardeners to think about their gardens as part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment - with an eye to water usuage, local ecology and preservation of resources. He encourages flower lovers to plant flowers, and he showcases gardens filled with traditional and exotic plants that are designed with both visual appeal and the environment in mind.With detailed case studies, stuning photographs and an appendix of resources and information to help gardeners achieve their ecological best. Tomorrow's Garden will teach readers the true definition of sustainability and show them how to create beauty without excess in the 21st century and beyond.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, 2011
ISBN: 9781605294681
Branch Call Number: 712.6 ORR 2011 22
Characteristics: xxi, 227 p. : col. ill


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

debwalker Jun 05, 2011

In TOMORROW’S GARDEN: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening, Stephen Orr writes gracefully about the mellowing of his own design sensibilities. Orr has traveled the country in search of gardens that yoke environmental sensitivity to aesthetic pleasures. Gardeners, he argues, must start considering “sustainability in water usage, plant choices, local ecology and preservation of resources.” But, wisely, he resists a didactic tone, concentrating instead on describing small plots whose modest beauties speak volumes. There are intriguing designs here for any gardener."

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FSPL

To Top