Garden Life is a gardening book with soul, in which Richard Unsworth, leading landscape designer and co-owner of renowned outdoor store, Garden Life, shares his boundless enthusiasm for all things green. This book showcases to-die-for gardens Richard has designed - from the grounds of a harbourside mansion to inner-city courtyard, from coastal retreat to suburban backyard - each one displaying his unique flair and flawless vision. He gives expert tips on incorporating features from his gardens into your own, and detailed advice on plant selection, including growing your own fruit and vegies. Equally passionate about the power of gardening to help us connect with one another, Richard also shares the garden journeys of the people he has met along the way. A celebration of nature and her gifts, and of the joys and challenges of creating a beautiful garden, Garden Life will inspire and empower you to engage with your own outdoor space.
Richard Unsworth is a leading garden designer and is Garden Editor and a contributing writer for Belle magazine. He also the owner of Sydney's iconic outdoor store, Garden Life. Having grown up surrounded by nature in the north of England, Richard inherited a love of gardening from his parents. After he moved to Sydney he furthered his love of urban horticulture with formal study, and started his first business, Apartment Garden Living, focusing on inner-city garden design. In 2001 he opened his first store, Garden Life , in Sydney's Darlinghurst, where he widened his design practice to work in larger spaces both in the city and further afield. In 2008 Garden Life moved to larger premises in Redfern. Richard's love of travel and adventure takes him to places far and wide to find inspiration as he discovers new and old wares. Garden Life is a celebration of natural, unique and contemporary pieces and plants sourced both globally and locally. In addition to running the business, Richard is a founding member of the James Street Reserve Community Garden, located in the lane behind the Garden Life store.