The Well Tempered Garden is one of Christopher Loyd's most popular gardening books. Orion have re-issued it with some new content and a new cover of which i had the pleasure of illustrating. They wanted to have all the varied ingredients of Great Dixter in one image! The long boarder, the topiary, the meadow, the exotic garden, the test beds, the house, the barn, the scots pines. I drew and collected shapes from every part of the garden, and then took them into my studio and started to work out how they might fit together whilst still representing Great Dixter and how it feels to walk through the garden on a late summer evening. Below are a few roughs designs.