Mercier Press Releases New Book ‘Dream Gardens’ by Leonie Cornelius
Award-winning garden designer and interior architect, Leonie Cornelius has released her first book, Dream Gardens. Best-known as a judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden Leonie approaches garden design from an emotional point of view. Her goal is that the garden should contribute to helping the user live a more joyful everyday life.
By focusing on how they want a garden to make them feel, Leonie guides the reader through every step of the design process in expert but clear detail, from discovering the principles of good design to finding the right style and helping with the practicalities of building a new garden.
Much more than a straightforward how-to guide, Dream Gardens will inspire readers to dream big and create a stunning and truly personalised outdoor space. This will be achieved by answering questions including: Who are you? What do you like? How do you live now and how would you like to live? What will be the garden’s function – fun family space, entertainment space? Space to clear your head? Or to grow fruit and veg? Once these questions have been answered, the book outlines how to find your style and includes examples of contemporary styles, gardens of the world, western-style gardens, and gardens by climate.
There are also sections dedicated to creating moods with colour, using materials to enhance your concept and bringing light to your space.
Published by Mercier Press, Dream Gardens will be available online and nationwide from 11 April. RRP €18.99
About the Author
Leonie Cornelius is one of Ireland’s leading garden designers. She has worked on the RTÉ Today Show as the regular garden design expert and is a judge on the popular RTÉ Super Garden show. Her designs have won her several gold and silver-gilt showgarden medals. As a garden writer, she has written for many magazines and newspapers, including the Irish Independent and the Irish Mail on Sunday.