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Garden tip from New Garden Design by Zahid Sardar

Gibbs Smith; hardcover; 251 pages; $40


From vegetable and succulent gardens to sculpture and rose gardens to mountain and waterfront gardens, New Garden Design covers a range of interpretations incorporating walls, fountains, pavilions, canals, pools, terraces and groves in unexpected ways.

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Photographs by Marion Brenner of a variety of garden walls within the pages of New Garden Design by Zahid Sardar provide ideas for walls that can be incorporated in your own garden.


Persian-inspired walls such as the 8-foot-high walls in shades of Isfahan Blue that surround the courtyard of a San Francisco garden.

Low walls such as the undulating hand-troweled concrete walls of a garden in the Los Altos hills, which can seat nearly 20 people.

Bright-colored walls such as the hot pink, deep raspberry (shown) and curry walls of a Santa Monica garden. 

Rock walls made from local stone such as the Big Sur landscape with stacked-stone retaining walls of native rock and rubble that were filled in with lavender, native grasses and aloes.

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