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Creating a directory of public gardens in America is an ambitious undertaking. First, the size of the territory covered is challenging. The editors have wisely separated the work into two volumes, with the Mississippi River as the east–west dividing line in the United States. The gardens and arboreta are then listed alphabetically by their locations, first by state and then by towns and cities in each state; a handy locator map of each city in a state is useful for visitors.
cloth, 160 pp., $39.95
flexible covers, 426 pp., $39.95
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This annual update provides information on 1,400 gardens, parks and green spaces in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and continental Europe within a day's drive of the Channel Tunnel. Gardens are listed by area with descriptions of their main characteristics, opening times, admission charges, disability access, refreshments, shops, plants for sale, dog regulations and special events.
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The proverbial street-smart tree grows in Brooklyn, and it is not alone. Ailanthus (tree of heaven) is joined surprisingly by thousands of other street trees, some 125 species, in the stone canyons of New York. They are the substance of this handy guide.
cloth, 258 p., with drawings by William McLaren, $24.95
Imagine Noel Coward as a garden writer, and you have some idea of what reading Beverley Nichols is like. Garden Open Today is a sophisticated and often scathingly funny collection of gardening essays, observations and advice first published in England in 1963.