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The Gardener's Garden

The inspirational resource for all garden designers, both amateur and professional

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


Price: USD$79.95

  • The inspirational resource for all garden designers, both amateur and professional
  • With over 1,200 photographs of historical, contemporary, private and public gardens that offer ideas and visual inspiration for your own garden
  • Featured gardens include Madison Cox’s Ain Kassimou garden in Morocco, the High Line urban greenspace in New York, Japan’s serene moss garden ‘Saiho-ji’, and the iconic potager and Renaissance garden Villandry in France

The ultimate garden book - both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting.

Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Includes all garden types (courtyard, rooftop, parks, orchards, vineyards, landscapes, kitchen gardens, Islamic, water gardens) and styles (cottage, English, formal, alpine, tropical, Renaissance, Mediterranean and New Perennial).

Easy to use, with images which tell the ‘story’ of each garden and show planting and design details. Sure to be a popular holiday gift, it is essential inspiration for anyone who loves gardening or visiting gardens.

Informative summary texts explaining each garden and its design and planting features are written by leading garden and horticultural experts, including Edwinna von Baeyer, Ruth Chivers, Noel Kingsbury, Jill Raggett, Christine Reid and Lindsey Taylor.


Format: Hardback
Size: 320 x 270 mm (12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in)
Pages: 480 pp
Illustrations: 1200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867472
  'A sensational collection of the world's greatest gardens. Mouthwatering!'
- Alan Titchmarsh

The Gardener's Garden is a sprawling worldwide compendium of more than 250 great gardens. This is smorgasbord of a book, a platter offering delights to tease the palate.
- The New York Times Book Review

The lush foliage captured here is anything but garden variety.
- Entertainment Weekly

Weighty and wonderful, this lavishly illustrated new book will make a handsome gift for the dedicated gardener in your life (or for yourself).
- The American Gardener, the magazine of The American Horticultural Society

- Daily Telegraph

Horticultural eye candy.
- Globe & Mail


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