Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes (Hardcover)

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Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes (Hardcover)


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This design-forward guide profiles the best ornamental grasses for use in landscapes and gardens—along with advice for successful cultivation.

Ornamental grasses have long been a mainstay of contemporary planting design, as integral components of commercial and residential landscapes and naturalistic plantings. In GrassesforGardensandLandscapes, Neil Lucas profiles the best ornamental grasses available today and details how to design with them in different settings. This comprehensive guide is filled with expert maintenance techniques and lists of grasses suitable for a variety of situations. An A to Z of grasses includes details on growth and care, as well as the best cultivars currently available.

Neil Lucas is the UK’s leading ornamental grass specialist, owner of Dorset-based Knoll Gardens, RHS Council Member, judge, author, and holder of ten consecutive Gold Medals at Chelsea. When not on the show circuit, either as exhibitor or judge, lecturing, writing, or off on plant-hunting expeditions overseas, Neil spends his time tending what he describes as his “four-acre exhibit,” the show gardens and nursery at Knoll. Visit his website at
Product Details ISBN: 9781643261157
ISBN-10: 1643261150
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 328
Language: English
“Insightful, practical advice based on the author’s extensive experience and passion for biodiversity and natural ecosystems…One to be enjoyed and consulted again and again.”—Gardens Illustrated

“From both text and photographs, readers learn to appreciate all the different attributes of grasses and, in turn, how to apply them to best effect in different garden situations.” —Horticlture

“Ornamental grass expert Neil Lucas guides readers through seasonal rhythms using a naturalist’s approach combined with precise Latin names.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine