The first book in a new series, Pocket Gardens provides design solutions from professional landscape architects for small garden spaces. Landscaped looks that may have seemed possible only in large areas can be achieved on a small terrace or patio, a roof or townhouse garden, or on a small lot-and this book shows readers how. Each garden features a "big idea"-the design solution that makes that garden special. More than thirty gardens by twenty noted landscape architects are presented with beautiful color photographs, along with plans and drawings that provide detailed guidance. Readers are shown ways to achieve a range of looks, from a traditional New England garden to an avant garde garden fashioned from recycled glass. Professional tricks are revealed, including how to make small outdoor spaces appear larger using screening devices, terracing, "the borrowed view," and water to create reflections, as well as paving and planting techniques.