Few people have difficulty conjuring images of modern Scandinavian design, whose influence over the past century has extended around the world. More difficult for many is imagining the vast landscapes of the Nordic countries, which range from the quiet flatlands of Denmark to the dramatic mountains and fjords of Norway. These majestic environments, combined with long summer days and dark winters, raking light and dense birch forests, and a lifestyle that embraces nature have given rise to exceptionally refined examples of garden and landscape design.
This richly illustrated volume presents the best Scandinavian gardens to have been produced over the past ten years. Organized by themes that encapsulate the special ambience and lifestyle of the Scandinavian landscapes and lifestyles—Simplicity, Silence, Fragility, Nakedness, Attunement, Boldness, Openness, and Care—each garden is extensively illustrated and accompanied by text noting its unique attractions and the qualities that make it an exemplar of Nordic design.
The timelessness of Nordic design has proven itself around the world for many decades, and this volume shows how the quality of its gardens and landscapes follows suit, providing inspiration for all climes.
With her new book, New Nordic Gardens, Annika Zetterman is shining a light on the brilliance of landscape design throughout Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and even Finland…Zetterman walks us through how to create a visually interesting garden throughout the seasons. If anyone knows how to highlight the virtues of every season, it would be Scandinavians, who make living through the harshest winter look like a pure delight by embracing darkness.
This beautifully illustrated book serves as an informative guide to the principles and techniques of contemporary Scandinavian garden design. The author has a keen sensitivity to the natural elements of the landscape, especially light and stone. This is a coffee table–worthy lookbook brimming with ideas and aesthetic integrity. It will stimulate possibilities for gardens well below the northern reaches of the Scandinavian latitudes.
— Publishers Weekly
Focuses on simple, stylish gardens across the North Sea.
— Traditional Home
New Nordic Gardens explains innate Nordic principals while showcasing a vast collection of innovative applications that are all fresh.
— Thinking Outside the Boxwood
After flipping through Annika Zetterman's New Nordic Gardens, we welcome the Nordic storm.
— Better Homes & Gardens
Annika Zetterman is a professional garden designer with over ten years’ experience working throughout Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.