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Drawn from the Land: Tim Richardson and Tom Stuart-Smith

This in-conversation celebrated the launch of Drawn From The Land by Tim Richardson, the first critical monograph about the work of one of our leading landscape designers.

Readers of Drawn from the Land will learn about his inspirations and methods, while also marveling at the beauty of his designs in twenty-four gardens around the world. Each garden is accompanied by an overview drawing, spectacular commissioned photography, and text by leading garden writer Tim Richardson. Offering rare insights and ideas on planting and design, this book is a must-have for garden lovers and gardening professionals.

Landscape architect and designer Tom Stuart-Smith began his practice in London in 1998. Known for contrasting built forms with naturalistic planting, he has designed gardens, parks and landscapes in Europe, India, Morocco, the United States and the Caribbean.

After many years in the making, the book, Drawn from the Land, is due to be published on 18th May by Thames & Hudson. Alongside the trade edition of the book,  a two-volume collector’s edition in a slipcase has been commissioned from Thames & Hudson. This includes a book of drawings with additional essays by Tim and Tom.

Tim Richardson is a landscape historian and critic of contemporary landscape design whose recent books include Sissinghurst: the Dream Garden, Cambridge College Gardens and Garden and Landscape Sketchbooks. He is a garden columnist for the Daily Telegraph, art critic for The Idler and teaches on London University’s MA course on landscape history.