The Gardener's Garden: Inspiration Across Continents and Centuries (Hardcover)

The Gardener's Garden: Inspiration Across Continents and Centuries By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Madison Cox (Introduction by), Toby Musgrave (Editor) Cover Image
By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Madison Cox (Introduction by), Toby Musgrave (Editor)
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With more than 1,000 images and descriptive texts, this is the ultimate celebration of the world's most gorgeous gardens

This internationally bestselling inspirational resource for garden-lovers and designers is now reissued with a gorgeous new cover - bringing the book's winning blend of authority and visual appeal to a new audience. The Gardener's Garden spans seven centuries to spotlight more than 250 of the globe's finest permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists, and landscape architects, as chosen by an international team of experts.

Gardens of all types and style from across the globe, from the grandeur of Versailles to a private sanctuary in Marrakech, have been brought to life through more than 1,000 sumptuous photographs and detailed descriptive texts by leading garden writers. This is both a valuable resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting and the ideal gift for garden-lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Phaidon Editors

Madison Cox has designed gardens for prestigious clients and locations, including Sting, Michael Bloomberg, Marella Agnelli, Gramercy Park in New York, and London's St Martin's Lane.

Toby Musgrave is an authority on garden history; his books have covered a wide range of subjects and he has presented on ITV and Channel 4; He is faculty lecturer in garden and plant history at the Danish Institute for Study.

Praise For…

'A sensational collection of the world's greatest gardens. Mouthwatering!' - Alan Titchmarsh MBE, British TV presenter, broadcaster, and gardener

'A source of inspiration for some and a practical guide for many, The Gardener's Garden is also a testament to centuries of human passion for the garden.' - Madison Cox, garden designer

'A smorgasbord of a book, a platter offering delights to tease the palate.' - New York Times Book Review

'The 2022 edition dons a new magenta-pink cover but its informative entries remain, each detailing the planting design and features such as garden type, style, size, climate, and more.' - AD Pro

'Comprehensive and informative - not to mention gorgeous!' - Martha Stewart Living

'Features the most eye-catching and inspiring gardens from around the world.' - ELLE Decor

'Many publications have claimed to be the ultimate garden book. This new global survey of gardens may have actually achieved that distinction.' - Garden Design

'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 American Horticultural Society

'Horticultural eye candy.' - Globe

'The Gardener's Garden is the ultimate escape for landscape lovers-thumb through the pages and dream.' - Coastal Home

'If you need a bit of persuading to get out into the garden in this crisp spring weather, a new tome from Phaidon won't fail to inspire... A collection of the most outstanding gardens from across the world, lavishly displayed with 1,200 stunning images... Each entry is accompanied by an informative explanation of both design and planting features should you wish to instate at home.' -

'It's rare to come across a book of such stupendous beauty... A sumptuous treat for anybody with even a passing interest in gardens and gardening; page after page dripping with beautiful photography of breath-taking outdoor spaces from across the world... There is a mix of the famous and obscure, the ancient and the modern, the formal and wild, and even the public and the private... More than just a coffee table tome. The text running down the side of each double-page spread gives all sorts of information about the gardens, how they came to be, and the details of the plants in them.' -

'If you're longing for life and colour to return to your garden after the long winter months, this will tide you over brilliantly... A beautiful showcase of glorious gardens... The Gardener's Garden will make you long to visit each one and you could well find yourself planning your next holiday around it.' - WI Life (Women's Institute magazine)

'Essential... Full of colour [and] inspiration... Visually splendid.' - Town&

'There are infinite pleasures that one can take from a garden... 250 permanent gardens from around the world, providing ideas and inspiration for every garden lover.' - Singapore Tatler Homes

'Perhaps the most comprehensive compendium of gardens old, new, near and far' - Elle Decoration

'The finest, most individual gardens around the world... All inspire awe... The far-reaching nature of this book is what sets it apart.' - Homes & Interiors Scotland

'Covers every possible gardening genre... Unlike many coffee table books, it is actively useful, as well as aesthetically pleasing.' -

'An excellent basis for green-fingered tours. Concise texts plus good pictures.' - Financial Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838664121
ISBN-10: 1838664122
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2022
Pages: 472
Language: English