This details everything you need to know when planning a garden, including the design basics and advice on drawing a garden plan; how to create garden features such as walls, ponds, patios and arches; and how to deal with unpromising and difficult sites. It talks about choosing the best plants for your garden environment: over 1000 identified plants that thrive in a variety of conditions, plus chapter listings of further suggestions. It is a comprehensive practical guide to gardening season by season throughout the year, including projects for the kitchen garden, the flower garden, and the greenhouse and conservatory. It has over 2000 colour photographs - both how-to step-by-steps and beautiful inspirations. Successful gardening requires a combination of thorough planning and skilled execution, and this book offers all the creative ideas and practical solutions you need to help you make the most of your outdoor space whatever the shape or size. 'Planning the Garden' offers practical advice on getting started from design to constructing garden features like timber decking. 'Best Plants for your Garden' alphabetically lists the plants that do well under specific conditions with a clear photograph for easy identification. 'Gardening Through the Year' guides the reader through the seasons with advice on what to do when. 'Indoor Gardening' offers houseplant advice from choosing containers to potting. With over 2000 photographs, "How to Garden" is an absolute must for anyone who loves gardening, and wishes to get the best from their garden, both indoors and out..