Tomorrow's Garden by Stephen Orr
Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening

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With a keen eye for aesthetics matched by a strong concern for the environment, garden expert
Stephen Orr has developed a sense of what a modern garden should be: small, visually pleasing, and responsible. In Tomorrow’s Garden, he presents gardens in 14 American cities that have been scaled back and simplified without sacrificing beauty or innovative design.

A devoted supporter of the organic gardening movement, Orr advises gardeners to think about their gardens as part of an interconnected whole with the surrounding environment—with an eye to water usage, local ecology, and preservation of resources. However, for those who are afraid that a sustainable garden means a lack of flora and fauna, Orr believes that a garden, first and foremost, should be a thing of beauty. He encourages flower lovers to plant flowers, and he showcases gardens filled with traditional and exotic plants that are designed with both visual appeal and the environment in mind.

With detailed case studies, stunning photographs, and an appendix of resources and information to help gardeners achieve their ecological best, Tomorrow’s Garden will teach you the true definition of sustainability and show you how to create beauty without excess in the 21st century and beyond.


About Stephen Orr

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Stephen Orr has worked as a teacher and writer-in-residence at various secondary schools. He also writes for the Advertiser and The Adelaide Review. His previous novels are Time’s Long Ruin (‘eloquent, unusual, bold’ – Sydney Morning Herald), Attempts to Draw Jesus, which was the runner-up in the 2000 Vogel/Australian award, and Hill of Grace. Stephen’s novel Time’s Long Ruin won the 2012 National Year of Reading Award for South Australia, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2011.
Published February 15, 2011 by Rodale. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Each of the gardens is featured as if it were appearing in a magazine, which is understandable, given Orr’s profession as the gardening editorial director for Martha Stewart Living magazine and his previous positions with Domino and House & Garden magazines.

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