Cloth, 351 pp., $39.95
The gorgeous photographs of Gerry and Marcus Harper illustrate the inspiring text by British author Barbara Baker in this romp through English gardens. One hundred gardens of all sizes and styles are the subject of this delightful picture book that reflects the visions of the individual sites’ owners. Although most gardens are photographed at the height of their bloom period to show off their beauty, several are notable for their exquisite design, seen in the depth of winter. Coupled with the author’s insightful remarks, this inspirational work is worthy of the highest recommendation to all gardeners.
—Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden