The Gardens of Arne Maynard (2015)

Gardens of Arne Maynard at Allt y bela © Britt Willoughby Dyer

Central to designer Arne Maynard's work is his ability to draw out the essence of a place. This talent lends his gardens a particular sense of harmony and belonging.
Also a passionate gardener, this is the first book dedicated to Arne's work and features twelve individual gardens, including the garden around his own home in rural Wales, Allt y bela.
With specially commissioned photography and a very personal text, 'The Gardens of Arne Maynard' offers a unique insight into the working methods of this superbly skilled designer, and is a beautiful and inspirational book for garden lovers everywhere.
All books are signed, gift wrapped and include a limited edition bookmark.


The Gardens of Arne Maynard was published by Merrell in the UK, USA and Canada in September 2015. It is Arne's third book and his first devoted to gardens he has designed in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Arne's emerging garden at Allt-y-bela, Monmouthshire, is featured in the book, offering insights into the work in progress there and his design methods. Also included is Arne's very first garden at Guanock House in Lincolnshire, where he spent 10 years creating from a flat field a formal layout, with a kitchen garden, knot garden and herbaceous borders. A total of 12 gardens have been specially photographed, and each is described through the seasons in personal text by Arne, including details of the brief and the plant selection. The Gardens of Arne Maynard is completed by illustrated chapters which Arne calls 'Essentials'. They all focus on elements of garden design that Arne particularly loves: Roses; Kitchen Gardens; Pleached, Pollarded and Trained; Topiary; Craftsmanship; and Borders.

You can purchase The Gardens of Arne Maynard from most high street book shops and from well-known online retailers. In addition the book is stocked at the following:

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

Maze, No.18 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DS

Gardens of Arne Maynard cover
Gardens of Arne Maynard at Allt y bela © Britt Willoughby Dyer
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