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The Layered Garden

The Layered Garden Book


David Culp is not only Sunny Border's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he is also a renowned plantsman. For over twenty years, he has cultivated the gardens at Brandwine Cottage, his two acre property in Pennsylvania.

In his new book, The Layered Garden, David offers his wealth of experience in designing through layering and provides the reader with all the information needed to create gardens as beautiful and lasting as those at Brandywine Cottage. 

Through tours of his celebrated gardens, David demonstrates for the reader how he developed these gardens to offer a full year of beauty. In addition, he offers suggestions on the right plants for the job and the best maintenance techniques.

Timber Press is calling the book both practical and inspiring and it is no wonder, given the fact that a four season garden will be within reach upon reading this masterpiece!

* Photos courtesy of Rob Cardillo


The Layered Garden


Reviews and Interviews:

David is mentioned in Wall Street Journal article: Seriously Obsessed With Snowdrops (March 18, 2010)
Audio interview: "A Perennial Expert -- David L. Culp" by Ken Druse on his "Real Dirt" show (December 14, 2012). Part 1 (11m 31 s) Part 2 (13 m 29 s)
Review of The Layered Garden from Minnesota State Horticultural Society (Dec 19, 2012)
Review of The Layered Garden in Litchfield County Times (Dec 13, 2012)
Review of The Layered Garden in The American Gardener (December 2012)
Review of The Layered Garden from Booklist
Philadelphia Inquirer article about David and his Brandywine Cottage garden (PDF document)