Wild: The Naturalistic GardenNoel Kingsbury, with photography by Claire Takacs

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'This extraordinarily useful compendium should be required reading for anyone aspiring to ... a gorgeous garden.'  – New York Times Book Review

A stunning exploration of one of the hottest trends in garden design, nature-based planting with an eco-aware approach, featuring the work of leading designers such as Sean Hogan, Piet Oudolf, and Dan Pearson

Forget the mild, manicured gardens of the past: planting today is undergoing a revolution in taste and aesthetics. This is the first comprehensive overview of a new planting approach that is wild and natural by nature, reflecting the global turn towards sustainability and the current zeitgeist in garden design. Featuring over 40 gardens - from a perennial meadow in East Sussex, England to a private, drought-resistant garden in Australia - each garden in this stunning book is brought to life with beautiful photography and insightful text.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 320 pp
  • Illustrations: 350 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661052

Noel Kingsbury is a planting-design consultant and a prolific writer on gardens and naturalistic planting, with over 20 books to his name. He is based in Portugal, where he is developing an experimental garden.

Claire Takacs is an award-winning garden photographer who has visited and photographed some of the best and most innovative gardens around the world. Her work is featured in numerous books and leading magazines.

'Well-groomed gardens are taking a backseat to wildflowers, according to this beautiful tour.' – Publishers Weekly

'No matter what your idea of wild is, the book offers myriad variations on the theme.' – Gardenista

'An unconstrained approach to planting.' – Landscape Architecture Magazine

'A trove of naturalistic gardens.' – Washington Gardener Magazine

'Enlightened gardeners have grown away from contained, stiffly regimented beds organized around lawns in favor of free-form swaths of native plants, pollinators once considered weeds, grasses and wildflower meadows. [Wild] ... says it all.' – Forbes

'Ample inspiration.' – ELLE Decoration

'An expert study of a major gardening trend.' – Garden Design Journal

'Readers will find plenty of ideas to incorporate into their own landscapes from the beautiful images and engaging text.' – Veranda

'Free-flowing yards that still have plenty of curb appeal.' – Domino

'[A] gorgeous gardening tome.' – TIME

'A pleasing new book.' – AD Pro