The Garden Designers Survival Manual
The latest book in the Survival Series of Manuals written specifically for those working in the British Garden scene is The Garden Designer’s Survival Manual.
Written and published by Alan Sargent, this is the third such book to be released aimed at demystifying the essentials of starting and running a successful business. It is NOT a gardening book. Alan is a well known award winning columnist and author with over fifty years of experience in building gardens in the domestic sector, and over sixty RHS medals to his name.
Described as a ‘no holds barred’ open and honest manual and guide for all Professional Garden Designers, it contains forty chapters of clear and succinct advice, with topics such as Identifying and Creating Sources of Work, Coping With Difficult Clients, Site Evaluation and Surveying, Management Issues, Marketing and Selling Yourself, Essential Legal Aspects of Working on Site, and a host of other subjects, all written in a progressive way that guides Designers through the myriad and complex world of Professional Garden Design.
With many chapters on practical legal matters surrounding the industry, based on decades of experience as a Court’s Disputes Expert Witness, this is the first book produced explaining the why’s and wherefores of establishing a Garden Design Practice, all written in a clear and concise manner, open and honest!
With many genuine case studies in subjects such as Children’s Play Areas, Building Regulations, Soakaways and Site Drainage, Working on New Build Sites, Health and Safety, the Construction (Design Management) Regulations and Working with Landscape Contractors, the Garden Designer’s Survival Manual is a totally unique, comprehensive guide book written for the self-protection of Garden Designers and Design and Build Landscape Practices.
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