Great Gardens of the World
1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die (Spencer-Jones R)
"... paradise landscapes and flourishing green spaces ... Organized by region ... vivid anecdotes, useful information, and alluring images. The worldwide panoply of gardens encompasses every style and type of habitat from wet tropical to temperate to arid in naturalistic settings, formal estates, private havens, and botanical wonderlands, as well as examples of such innovations as France's fantastical Les Jardins de L'Imaginaire."
Chelsea Gold: Award-Winning Gardens from the Chelsea Flower Show (Moreland J)
"Chelsea Flower Show gardens are designed to impress, amuse, educate and, above all, inspire. ... lavishly illustrated record of more than 30 of these gardens chosen for their originality, practicability, overall design and quality of planting. ... thoughts on the design and how it might be adapted to a domestic situation."
Gardens in Time (Le Toquin A)
"... captures two millennia of garden ... lush and glorious photographs of the nearly 130 gardens ... across 20 countries ... From the Roman gardens at Hadrianís villa to the modern work of landscape gardeners like Fernando Caruncho, the Wirtzes, and Robert Irwin, historical and contemporary gardens are showcased ... the evolutions, transformations, influences, and trends that characterize these beautiful landscapes ... "
Gardens of Inspiration
(Publishing DK, Hunningher E, Russell V)
"Fifteen gardeners of distinction reveal the gardens that have inspired their lives and work. (They) ... describe the stories of their lives in gardening and share the personal connections that have fostered their passion for plants and gardens. Each has chosen one garden, as well as their own, to be photographed ... Eloquent writing enhanced by outstanding photographs makes Gardens of Inspiration a unique and revealing walk through a wealth of great gardens that have inspired great gardening."
In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World (Hobhouse P)
"... a survey of the great gardens of the world ... photographic images and the descriptions of the garden designer ... the oases of the Middle East, the gardens of Chinese scholars, Japanese sages and Renaissance humanists, French baroque gardens, the English landscape garden ... the great modern designers ... Roberto Burle Marx, Fernando Caruncho, Dan Kiley, John Brookes and James van Sweden."
The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World
(Le Toquin A)
"Gardens are unique creations, reflecting not only the landscape, flora, and climate of their environments but also the heritage, the history, architectural styles, and influences, of the cultures that made them. ... Alain Le Toquin celebrates the diversity of these manmade landscapes, capturing 31 of the greatest public and private gardens ... more than 150 images and 12 gatefolds featuring spectacular panoramic photographs ..."