Modular Texts Series Series

Environmental Horticulture

Science and Management of Green Landscapes

April 2016
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  • Published
    20th April 2016
  • ISBN 9781780641386
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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Environmental horticulture--also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture--is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic gardens, sports facilities, landscape gardens, roundabouts, cemeteries, shopping centers--any public space which has grass, planting and trees.

This book reflects contemporary thinking and is supported by scientific evidence to show the role, value and application of horticulture in the landscape. The discipline of environmental horticulture, its importance and impact on the wider environment is explored in the first part, while the second part covers practical horticultural management of different categories of environmental horticulture.

The book focuses on providing a general idea of the importance of vegetation, not only in our urban spaces, but also in our homes. It thoroughly covers two main aspects of horticultural science: the positive benefits of horticulture and the conservation of biodiversity in our environment. What’s more, there’s a whole chapter dedicated solely to green walls, green roofs, and rain gardens, making this book the ultimate guide to eco-friendly living for everybody. Why should you read the book? This book covers the topic of horticulture in a way that allows everybody to find a topic that is relevant and interesting. Not only is it packed with useful definitions — enriching our professional vocabulary — but it is also full of colorful, eye-pleasing pictures depicting the plants used in cities. This is NOT yet another boring student’s book where we’re being presented with dry theory and no practical tips.

Melvin Morey - , Land8 - Landscape Architect's Network

1. Introduction to Environmental Horticulture: Issues and Future
2. Environmental Horticulture: Benefits and Impacts
3. Green Space and Well-Being
4. Environmental Horticulture and Conservation of Biodiversity
5. Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Woody Climbing Plants
6. Herbaceous Plants and Geophytes
7. Semi-Natural Grasslands and Meadows
8. Bedding and Annual Flowering Plants
9. Lawns and Sports Turf
10. New Green Space Interventions – Green Walls, Green Roofs and Rain Gardens
11. Interior Landscapes

Ross Cameron

Ross Cameron is at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK.

James Hitchmough

James Hitchmough is at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK.