Visionary: Gardens and Landscapes for our Future

Featuring more than 80 gardens from across the globe, this beautiful book looks to inspire with exciting gardens and innovative design solutions that look to the future.

Book Cover Visionary by Claire Takacs

In Visionary: Gardens and Landscapes for our Future, photographer Claire Takacs and landscape architect Giacomo Guzzon introduce a series of stunning private and public gardens from around the world that have addressed both sustainability and climate change with outstanding results.

Be inspired by the new ways garden and landscape designers are thinking about planting and garden design in the face of climate change.

“My two year journey to photograph began in June 2021 in Spain and finished fittingly in the Dandenong Ranges, Australia, where I grew up”, explained Claire Takacs.

Claire Takacs is a freelance photographer who has specialised in capturing gardens and landscapes around the world for the past twenty years. Her work features regularly in international magazines, including Gardens Illustrated. She has contributed to many books, and this is her fifth title, which she has photographed exclusively. Previous books include: Dreamscapes (Hardie Grant) which she also authored, Australian Dreamscapes (Hardie Grant), Windcliff; A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens by Dan Hinkley (Timber Press) and Wild: The Naturalistic Garden, with text by Noel Kingsbury (Phaidon).

Giacomo Guzzon is a landscape architect and expert in planting design. He has taught planting design at several schools and universities, such as Sheffield, Greenwich and KLC, and currently serves as Head of Planting Design at the international landscape architecture firm Gillespies in London. He contributes to conferences and publications and has spoken in Hong Kong, the US, and throughout Europe. He is currently pursuing a PhD in plant science at the Technical University of Berlin.

Visionary: Gardens and Landscapes for our Future (Hardie Grant Books) will be released on the 11th of April 2024.