Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic gardens, sports facilities, landscape gardens, roundabouts, cemeteries, and shopping centres - any public space which has grass, planting and trees. A complete and comprehensive guide to an area most of us take for granted, Environmental Horticulture: - Comments and critiques contemporary thinking on the subject - Explores the role, value and application of horticulture in different landscapes - Reviews the importance and impact of horticulture on the wider environment - Covers practical management advice for categories of environmental horticulture such as turf grass, bedding plants, trees, grasslands and green roofs A vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book is also a valuable addition to academic departments with an interest in green space management and wider environmental issues.
Ross Cameron is at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK. James Hitchmough is at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK.
1: Introduction to Environmental Horticulture: Issues and Future 2: Environmental Horticulture: Benefits and Impacts 3: Green Space and Well-Being 4: Environmental Horticulture and Conservation of Biodiversity 5: Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Woody Climbing Plants 6: Herbaceous Plants and Geophytes 7: Semi-Natural Grasslands and Meadows 8: Bedding and Annual Flowering Plants 9: Lawns and Sports Turf 10: New Green Space Interventions - Green Walls, Green Roofs and Rain Gardens 11: Interior Landscapes