Gardens connect us with the natural world, improve our physical and mental health, and allow us to showcase our personalities. Expert gardener Joe Swift’s practical, easy-to-follow advice will inspire readers to envision what is possible in even the smallest spaces. There is no one way to design a garden. Joe’s no-nonsense guide on modern gardens provides innovative, creative and exciting advice on how to create your perfect escape. This book explores every aspect of designing a garden, from assessing your plot and soil to choosing a style as your inspiration and tackling challenging spaces. Covering topics such as colours, plants, placement, connecting to a view and dealing with awkward spaces, Joe will inspire gardeners to create and maintain a green haven all year long.