About the Book
Take a look inside this dream hideaway, which is Michelle's Garden Oasis. Paradise is not some faraway deserted island in a turquoise lagoon, enjoying balmy breezes, serving cool coconut drinks on white sandy shores. This paradise is right outside Michelle's door.
Take the briefest of tours, a photographic journey through the pages of this wonderfully illustrated scrapbook, for a snap shot glimpse into this Garden Oasis. Witness, step by step, how this garden is crafted from the drawing table sketches, through the construction of a pool, terrace, pergola and bamboo deck, to the finished product in all its glory.
Brendan the Garden Artist, from Dublin, Ireland, a resident of Naples, Florida, designs gardens, writes and lectures internationally. Design philosophies focus on alternative choices for the environment, each design having a low environmental impact through sustainable materials, buying locally, advocating Fair Trade, and using conservative measures of watering, with a focus on low maintenance planning, design and maintenance. Every garden space is designed to be one of uncommon quality and character, as Nature's elements are artistically incorporated into the landscape, resulting in a functionally aesthetic improvement to the property. Our aim is to dissolve boundaries. We strive to dissolve the boundaries between the outdoor room and the interior living space, seamlessly blending home with garden. We challenge the boundaries of imaginations, as our creative spirit has no limit. Finally, we dissolve the boundaries of design rules, as we push design limitations.