Lucky for me I don't have to imagine.
Amazingly the county library, based in my home town, has yards (maybe that should be meters?) of garden design and horticultural books.
Over the seasonal holiday I trudged home with 12 heavy hardback volumes bursting with information and images to inspire me. This week yet more new books graced the shelves, how could I resist? I couldn't! A couple of samples of current reading are:
The Garden Design Sourcebook