A Shelter in the Garden: Playhouses, Treehouses, Gazebos, Sheds, and Other Outdoor Structures

July 26, 2013 - Comment

Whether it’s a treehouse perched among the branches or a rustic gazebo by a pond, a small-scale playhouse or a whimsical dovecote, shelters in the garden conjure thoughts of childhood and long-ago summers. A Shelter in the Garden inspires readers to re-create these bygone days by constructing their own outdoor features: arbors and pergolas, greenhouses

Whether it’s a treehouse perched among the branches or a rustic gazebo by a pond, a small-scale playhouse or a whimsical dovecote, shelters in the garden conjure thoughts of childhood and long-ago summers. A Shelter in the Garden inspires readers to re-create these bygone days by constructing their own outdoor features: arbors and pergolas, greenhouses and potting sheds, tiny cottages and canopied cabanas, birdhouses and birdfeeders.

 
With 175 photographs of shelters in beautiful garden and backyard settings, this book showcases a huge array of ideas for outdoor projects, some largely decorative, others more utilitarian. Detailed instructions are given for making 50 of these projects, with illustrations explaining the techniques and materials used. Bringing out the builder and the dreamer in all of us, A Shelter in the Garden can help anyone turn their garden or yard into an enchanting and personal space.


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Midwest Book Review says:

A top pick for those considering enhancing their garden What good is a garden if you have nowhere to sit and enjoy it? “A Shelter in the Garden: Playhouses, Treehouses, Gazebos, Sheds, and Other Outdoor Structures” is a guide to introducing structures to one’s treasured garden, while maintaining practicality in the process. With nearly two hundred photographs displaying ideas and applications that one can do to their backyard and garden, author Pierre Nessmann provides readers many fresh thoughts to put into their beloved plant life. “A Shelter in the Garden” is a top pick for those considering enhancing their garden.

Lynne J. Claybaugh "ragtimegal" says:

Pleasant Dreams Well written book with lots of pictures of places you could spend your days reading and dreaming in. Had tried to find similar structures online (before reading a review of this book) when we were building a garden house…ended up designing my own…only sorry I did not have this book before we built. I do love my garden house but found so many I would rather have had.Highly recommend for those who have a passion for their gardens.

Anonymous says:

I thought this was a delightful book and refer to it often for ideas in my own garden. The pictures and presentation very appealing

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