Dry Gardens by Daniel Nolan


In Dry Gardens: High Style for Low Water Gardens, acclaimed landscape designer Daniel Nolan showcases the best of desert gardenscapes that have become synonymous with luxury minimalism, and presents techniques that will inspire readers to transform available space into their own modern dry garden.

Nolan, the authority on dry gardens, has carefully selected 25 unique public and private garden masterpieces, diverse examples of interior and exterior gardening techniques. Readers will be treated to a complete look at crafting elevated and rustic gardens through a variety of environments, from pools and pocket gardens, front lawns, balconies, and living walls to retail spaces, museums, and vineyards. Each detailed project offers a different approach to incorporating the desert’s wild array of flora and becomes a practical tool, addressing various materials and horticultural and compositional solutions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR |Daniel Nolanstudied fine arts at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has been designing gardens for over a decade. Photographer Caitlin Atkinsonis a California-based photographer. Her work has appeared in books and magazines, such asMartha Stewart LivingandHarper’s Bazaar.Flora Grubb (foreword) is a San Francisco–based nurserywoman with a focus on landscapes that require minimal water and chemicals and wiser use of resources.