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Reissued and back in print
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UK £40.00
US $69.95
CAN $77.00
Hardback with jacket
240 pages
326 illustrations, 12 plans
29 x 25 cm (11.5 x 9.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4644-3
The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei

Andrew Wilson

Photography by Steven Wooster

Foreword by Tom Stuart-Smith


Since 1997 Luciano Giubbilei has been creating serenely beautiful gardens in locations on three continents. Giubbilei is known for the understated elegance of his designs, but is constantly evolving his style and approach, both in response to individual clients and as his ideas develop. His work draws on his Italian heritage, especially the Renaissance gardens of the Villa Gamberaia in Tuscany, and a distinctively classical combination of restraint and opulent materials. This book examines 12 significant gardens from Giubbilei’s portfolio, including the garden that won him a gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in 2009. Each project is fully documented, from the preparation of mood boards to final planting and finishing. Separate sections on the design process, site development, nursery production and the sourcing of plants, as well as the artists and craftsmen with whom Giubbilei collaborates, offer a fascinating insight into his working methods and sources of inspiration. Accessibly written by a leading garden professional and fully illustrated with planting plans, behind-the-scenes images and atmospheric photographs by Steven Wooster, this is the definitive work on the gardens of an acclaimed designer. 


Features projects from throughout Luciano Giubbilei’s award-winning career, in locations from London and Geneva to Morocco
With specially commissioned images by the well-known gardens photographer Steven Wooster
Back in print to coincide with a major international speaking tour 
Also available in a paperback edition
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Author Profiles

Tom Stuart-Smith is a landscape architect, garden designer and writer. He has frequently exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where eight of his gardens have been awarded gold medals and three have won 'Best in Show'.

Andrew Wilson is a garden designer, lecturer and writer. He is a founding Director of the London College of Garden Design, a former show gardens judge for the Royal Horticultural Society, and a Fellow and past Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers. His previous publications include The Book of Garden Plans (2004), Contemporary Colour in the Garden (2011) and RHS Small Garden Handbook (2013). 

Steven Wooster is an award-winning gardens photographer based in London. His previous publications include Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden (2000), The Complete Planting Design Course (2008) and The Upcycled Garden (2017).


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This book is a testament to a life's work in progress: the development of a new calligraphy, typeface, even vocabulary of gardening

Gardens Illustrated

Disciples of acclaimed garden designer Luciano Giubbilei's pristine, minimal look would love a copy of The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei written by his former teacher Andrew Wilson, with glorious photographs by Steven Wooster

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