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Roger Turner is a British garden designer and writer of gardening-related non-fiction books. He trained as an architect, and now practises as a garden designer in Gloucestershire.[1] He lectures widely on garden subjects, and is the author of several gardening books.

Turner has given talks in the UK, Ireland and the US on a wide range of gardening subjects, specialising in perennials of all kinds, garden design and garden history. He trained as an architect and now works as a landscape designer. He is a knowledgeable plantsman, active in the Hardy Plant Society, and a founding member of the Gloucestershire group of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens.[1]

Turner's books include the monograph Euphorbias[2] and previously Better Garden Design and Capability Brown.[3] He contributes to a number of journals and magazines including Hortus and The English Garden. His garden design for the 1983 Chelsea Flower Show won the Sunday Times contest and then won an award,[4] and he designed two gardens and pavilions at the Garden Festival in South Wales in 1992.


  • Capability Brown and the Eighteenth Century English Landscape, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; New York: Rizzoli, 1985. ISBN 0-8478-0643-X. 2nd ed. Chichester: Phillimore, 1999. ISBN 9781860771149
  • Better Garden Design, London: Dent, 1986. ISBN 0-460-04703-5
  • Euphorbias — A Gardeners' Guide, London: Batsford, 1995. ISBN 0-88192-330-3 Paperback ed. 1998. ISBN 0-88192-419-9
  • Design in the Plant Collector's Garden, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2005. ISBN 0-88192-690-6


  1. ^ a b "Davidson Symposium to tackle growing problems", Farm & Garden, The Times-News, 29 January 2007, p. 6C.
  2. ^ Tony P. Wrenn, "Talking to my friends in the garden", In a Virginia Garden, The Free Lance–Star, 5 December 2004, p. 16.
  3. ^ John Weyers, "Master of Landscaping": Capability Brown, by Roger Turner", The Glasgow Herald, October 26, 1985, p. 11.
  4. ^ "Mickleton Gardening Club", Evesham Journal, 29 May 2014.