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Futureproof your Garden

Murdoch Books

Futureproof your Garden


A practical guide to creating and maintaining a water-efficient garden, including a comprehensive photographic plant directory, and insights into sustainable design, in big and small spaces.  

Welcome to your essential guide for creating healthy, sustainable, water-wise gardens and landscapes. Futureproof Your Garden is a go-to resource for anyone who wants expert advice on how to use, capture and store water efficiently in times of drought or deluge. Angus and Emma help you to choose plants that not only suit your personal style, but that can adapt to changing environments. A photographic plant directory is packed with information on what to plant where, and the pair share design know-how that's adaptable to outdoor spaces of all sizes. Soil care is considered in comprehensive detail, and photo essays offer step-by-step garden DIY how-tos - including wicking beds, capillary watering, deep irrigation and ollas.

Make the most of a guide to plant selection that equips you to create landscapes that are functional, beautiful and resilient, covering techniques for ornamental, habitat and edible gardens. Filled with knowledge and wisdom from two generations of widely respected horticulturalists, this is a must-have for any gardener looking to the future of what to plant and grow.

Angus Stewart is a Hobart-based horticulturalist who has spent a lifetime working with plants. He was a long-time presenter on Gardening Australia, and Futureproof Your Garden is his sixth book. Sydney-based horticulturalist Emma Stewart inherited her father's passion and is dedicated to a sustainable gardening future.

About the author

Angus Stewart is well known as a former presenter on ABC's Gardening Australia. His book The Australian Native Garden (co-written with A.B. Bishop) won the 2016-17 Horticultural Media Association of Australia book award. Angus is a professional horticulturalist who has spent a lifetime working with and breeding Australian plants to make them more gardener-friendly. The author of five previous gardening books, Angus contributes to Gardening Australia magazine and has written for a host of other publications. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Plant Propagators' Society International Award of Honour, as well as being admitted into the Horticultural Media Association's Hall of Fame. He lives on the Tasman Peninsula, an hour and half outside Hobart.

Angus's daughter, Emma Stewart, works with her father in the gardening business and has grown up in an environment that is passionate about plants and gardening. She lives in an apartment in Sydney's Clovelly, where she nurtures a small but flourishing backyard.

Angus Stewart Emma Stewart 
Published November 2022
248 pages
255mm x 200mm
ISBN 9781922351302

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