Paul Bangay: A Life in Garden Design

Thames and Hudson Australia

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32 x 23.5 cm
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Illustrated throughout

Pre-eminent garden designer Paul Bangay reflects on his wide-roaming professional life and the aesthetic influences that have shaped him.

Paul Bangay is Australia’s most sought-after garden designer, with close to forty years’ experience. Known for his mastery of scale, balance, form and colour, Paul draws on his lifelong study of the natural and classical worlds to create gardens around the globe.

This illustrated memoir explores the evolution of one of Australia’s finest design minds. A visual delight, it ranges from photos of childhood gardens and goats to hand-drawn plans for Paul’s earliest designs. Through never-before-seen materials, the story behind Paul’s vision is revealed – and we see the creative workings that come to fruition in meticulous and timeless gardens.

A Life in Garden Design is a book for anyone interested in gardens, design and the evolution of a creative life.


About the Author

For over 30 years Paul Bangay has fulfilled his clients' aspirations for gardens that are expressive of the timeless elegance and classic simplicity for which he is internationally renowned. Paul is widely regarded as the foremost garden designer in Australia today, and his extensive list of projects span private and public commissions in Australia and New Zealand, as well as further afield in Europe, North America and the West Indies.