Date of publication3 August 2015
Paperback ISBN-13978 1 85341 150 2
Images92 colour photos, 15 plans & line drawings, 3 bills of quantities.
Dimensions210 x 297 mm landscape format (paperback only)
Price£25.00 (discounted to £21.00 for students in design colleges, and for members of the Society of Garden Designers when ordered from the Publisher). Postage & packing in the UK is £2.50; £7.00 to EU countries for a single copy
Water Garden Construction
- A Technical Guide for Designers
Water is the most destructive and elusive of the elements, yet also the most alluring and dramatic. While attempting to control and introduce it to the landscape there can be no half measures: attention to detail, quality of materials and installation are paramount.
The purpose of this book is to aid garden designers, their clients and contractors in their choice of water garden. By describing some of the commonly followed construction processes and explaining many of the practical design considerations, this book will help readers to avoid many problems and disappointments while their garden or landscape project is still in the design stage.
The technical design of both formal and informal water gardens is described, and construction techniques that will be cost-effective yet durable are considered. The other fundamentals of water level control and maintaining water clarity, both chemically and biologically, are also examined.
Several case studies are included which take the reader through the design and construction process of individual water-garden projects. They explain the reasoning behind the designs, the negotiations involved and ultimate conclusions. A schedule of works and budget costs is also included.
Part 1 Formal Water Gardens: Basic construction details; Pond liners; CASE STUDY - Raised rectangular pond with jets; Water treatment; Examples of formal pools; Infinity edges; Alternatives to chemicals; Water tables; Water pavements; Jumping jets; CASE STUDY - Brimming pools; Water pumps; Flow rates; Water garden safety; Water walls; Chutes; Water usage; Examples of errors.
Part 2 Informal water gardens: Place for informality in the garden; Excavation; Liners for lakes and ponds; Beneath the liner; The fringes of ponds and lakes - edges, marginal planting; Clay-lined ponds; CASE STUDY -Extending a clay- lined pond; Natural water courses; Water storage and attenuation; The maturing pond. Further reading. Index.