Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes


By Neil Lucas

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$63.00 CAD




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This design-forward guide profiles the best ornamental grasses for use in landscapes and gardens—along with advice for successful cultivation.

Ornamental grasses have long been a mainstay of contemporary planting design, as integral components of commercial and residential landscapes and naturalistic plantings. In Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes, Neil Lucas profiles the best ornamental grasses available today and details how to design with them in different settings. This comprehensive guide is filled with expert maintenance techniques and lists of grasses suitable for a variety of situations. An A to Z of grasses includes details on growth and care, as well as the best cultivars currently available.

  • “Insightful, practical advice based on the author’s extensive experience and passion for biodiversity and natural ecosystems…One to be enjoyed and consulted again and again.”
    Gardens Illustrated
  • “From both text and photographs, readers learn to appreciate all the different attributes of grasses and, in turn, how to apply them to best effect in different garden situations.” 
  • “Ornamental grass expert Neil Lucas guides readers through seasonal rhythms using a naturalist’s approach combined with precise Latin names.” 
    Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Grasses for Gardens and Landscapes extolls the beauty, adaptability, and versatility of using grasses as a major focus in the landscape. It is filled with beautiful photographs of grasses in various gardens around the world, to help the reader visualize how useful grasses are in every season and situation. This book is an excellent beginning on the journey of using more grasses in our garden landscapes.” 
    The Washington Gardener
  • “The myriad of photographs and encyclopedic information enable [you to] quickly identify and learn how to grow the colorful, shade-loving grasses.”
    Triangle Gardener

On Sale
May 30, 2023
Page Count
328 pages
Timber Press

Neil Lucas

Neil Lucas

About the Author

Neil Lucas is a world authority on ornamental grasses, owner of Dorset-based Knoll Gardens, Royal Horticultural Society council member and senior judge, author, and holder of ten consecutive Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He founded The Knoll Gardens Foundation to further test wildlife gardening principles. Lucas runs regular masterclasses, lectures internationally, and makes television appearances.

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