Publications

Acres Wild gardens have been featured in a variety of publications including The Times, Sunday Times and the Independent On Sunday. We have also been featured in many magazine articles, some which are available to download as PDF files:

Creating Garden Ponds and Water Features” (HarperCollins 2001) was the first book authored, illustrated and photographed by directors Debbie Roberts and Ian Smith:

“…This is a book for the more creative gardener…who is looking for the ideas and inspiration to introduce something into their garden that is a bit different from the norm…” RHS The Garden

“…Treat yourself to a visual feast in the pages of this lovely book. As practical as it is stylish…” Ponds Magazine USA

Acres Wild designed gardens and photography have also been published in books including The RHS Encyclopaedia of Garden Design, Contemporary Water Gardens, The Garden Book, Creating Gardens with Atmosphere, John Brookes Garden Masterclass, The Book of Garden Plans, Modern Family Gardens, Designing and Renovating Larger Gardens, and most notably The Modern Garden Makers (Ward Lock 1999) and British Landscape Designers and their Creations (Stichting Kunstboek 2004) where a total of ten gardens are featured, all designed and photographed by Debbie and Ian.

Ian and Debbie, along with a variety of their designed gardens, have also been featured on television in the pioneer series Gardens By Design, the southern arts programme The Pier and most recently The Garden Makers with Joe Swift.