Everyone wants color in their garden, but each gardener’s preferred palette is unique. How do you choose the right one for your garden, and how do you find the plants that will help you fulfill your vision?
The Gardener’s Palette, published in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, shares an entirely new way for home gardeners to confidently incorporate color at home. Award-winning garden designer Jo Thompson offers 100 evocative and fresh palettes, pairs them with beautiful images of professionally designed gardens, and breaks them down with charts showing the exact plants used. Thompson also provides full growing specifications for every plant to allow home gardeners to successfully re-create these stunning gardens.
About the Author
Jo Thompson has been the recipient of four Gold and six Silver Gilt medals, as well as Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In 2017 she won the People’s Choice award at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. She is the Garden Advisor for RHS Rosemoor, an RHS Shows Judge, and a member of the RHS Gardens Committee, the Nominations & Governance Committee, and the RHS Show Gardens Selection Panel. Jo lectures both nationally and internationally and tutors at The London College of Garden Design. She is a Registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers.
Since its foundation in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has been at the forefront of horticultural practice, research, and education in the UK, and today it reaches millions of people through its gardens, shows, community programs, publications, and membership. The RHS was founded with, and still retains, the principal purpose of encouraging and improving the science, art, and practice of horticulture in all its branches. Its founding members wanted to form a repository for all the knowledge which could be collected on the subject of horticulture, and to encourage others to work towards its further improvement, for the general improvement of the country. Now, the RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity, dedicated to helping people share a passion for plants, encouraging excellence in horticulture, and inspiring all those with an interest in gardening.
“Truly a gardener’s gardener, Thompson proves that no one needs a PhD in color to enjoy the hues and combinations that nature and a few well-chosen plants can provide.” —Booklist
“A fascinating study of how to combine the colors you love in the best possible ways throughout your garden.” –Veranda
“A glorious celebration and classic guide to the richness and variety of color combinations available to gardeners and designers… A thought-provoking book that will encourage gardeners to look at their plot with fresh eyes.”—Gardens Illustrated
“Thompson presents bold and creative ways to incorporate color into planting schemes.” —The Telegraph
“Recommended for exploring the theory, construction, and creation of colour in gardening.” —Country Town House