Artisan Creating a Garden Retreat: An Artist’s Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary Artisan Creating a Garden Retreat: An Artist’s Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary
Artisan Creating a Garden Retreat: An Artist’s Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary Artisan Creating a Garden Retreat: An Artist’s Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary

Creating a Garden Retreat: An Artist’s Guide to Planting an Outdoor Sanctuary

By Virginia Johnson

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Publication Date: May 10, 2022

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A lushly illustrated love letter to gardening, complete with inspirational takeaways for how to create the foundation for a basic outdoor space, from Virginia Johnson, beloved textile designer and author of Travels Through the French Riviera.

A garden is more than the sum of its parts—a garden can be anything one wants it to be. What’s important is that it have a heart. Through ethereal illustrations, textile designer and artist Virginia Johnson takes the reader on her own garden journey, from blank slate to dreamscape. Over the years, she has transformed a small, narrow city lot into a garden that is personal, carefree, wild, and welcoming. It all began with a fence to allow her children to play freely but safely, and over the years has turned into a city-dweller’s “secret garden.” Hornbeams, with their elegant shape, are the heroes of her garden, and the overall palette reflects an  artist’s lens—peonies, hollyhocks, roses, and hydrangeas abound. Johnson explains her process with ease and clarity, bringing her ideas to life through words and illustrations so that readers can be encouraged and empowered to start their own garden journeys. The book is organized into clear chapters—Trees & Shrubs; Vines; Flowers; Seasons; Edibles; and more.

About the Author

Virginia Johnson is a Toronto-based textile designer and artist. Her collections of colorful prints on clothing, shawls, and home accessories have been sold around the world in stores including Anthropologie, Barneys, Holt Renfrew, J.Crew, and Liberty London. She is the author of Travels Through the French Riviera, and she also illustrated a series of books for Kate Spade and The Perfectly Imperfect Home for Deborah Needleman.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 192 pages

Publisher: Artisan

ISBN: 9781648290022

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