Author: Claire Takacs. Publisher: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN: 9781743794708. Format: Hardback, 288pp, 290x220mm.
In Australian Dreamscapes , Claire Takacs showcases the huge variety of gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles 16 Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal to our love of beauty, sit gently in their surrounding landscapes and evoke a strong sense of place. Across 15 chapters, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. They detail the story of their creation and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Dreamscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.