Part 1 Planning your garden: emphasizing the vertical element; realizing the potential of space and shape; inspirational planting schemes and plans. Part 2 Creating your garden: how to choose and use features such as pergolas, trellising and containers; gardening basics - buying and increasing climbing plants, training and pruning, care and maintenance; practical advice and projects - planting containers, topiary, training an espalier fruit tree, planting and decorating walls, planting a scented bower, installing different trellis types. Part 3 Plant directory: over 250 plants specially selected for height in the garden.
Richard Bird has practiced gardening since childhood and is the author of over thirty books including Garden Answers: Ponds, Garden Answers: Pruning, and Small Garden Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. He has edited a number of gardening magazines and also lectures widely as well as doing regular radio broadcasts.