Gardens of the World
From palace gardens to rooftop oases, this inspirational book shines a light on the world's most incredible gardens
Discover the innovative and iconic gardens of the world.
Spending time in a beautiful garden is one of life's simple pleasures, be it a pretty patch in southern England, the iconic grounds of a French royal palace or an innovative rooftop oasis in Japan. Extraordinary gardens dot every corner of this earth, and with Gardens of the World, they're yours to explore.
Compiled by expert garden writers and green-fingered enthusiasts, this stunning compendium showcases amazing spaces near and far, from a surrealist jungle dreamland in Mexico to a perfectly crafted masterpiece in Italy. Beautiful photography and compelling descriptions bring each garden to life, exploring the incredible stories, people and plantings behind them, while horticultural tips inspire you to recreate iconic styles at home.
Gardens of the World features five themed chapters, so whether you admire tradition or prefer to let nature take its course, there's a garden for you.
Inside, you'll discover
-the carefully curated Gardens of Versailles, Blenheim Palace Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and more
-mindful spaces such as Japan's Rikugien, Monet's Gardens at Giverny and the thought-provoking Garden of Cosmic Speculation
-the wild and wonderful, including Mexico's Las Pozas, Arizona's Desert Botanical Garden and New York City's famous High Line
-urban oases such as the iconic Jardin Majorelle, as well as unlikely gardens in Japan, Poland and Australia
-impressive feats of innovation, from Kew Gardens to the Eden Project, the Gardens by the Bay to the floating gardens of Xochimilco
About the Author
Experience the world with DK Eyewitness. DK Eyewitness' highly visual guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your trip. Our travel writers report on what to see, eat, drink and do around the world, while the very best photographs and illustrations bring cities, regions and countries to life. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations around the world, from handy pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.