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Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

By Christopher Woods

Everyone who loves gardens and plants will want a copy of this book. It's the first real comprehensive survey of fabulous 21st century gardens.

Garden Design

A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech, a haunting tree museum in Switzerland—these are just a few of the extraordinary outdoor havens visited in Gardenlust. In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 modern gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from the Americas and Europe to Australia and New Zealand, with stops in Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. Along the way, you'll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these iconic gardens so lust-worthy. As inspiring as it is insightful, Gardenlust will delight your passion for garden inspiration—and the many places it grows.

Media reviews

"Beautiful colored photographs.…​the variety of designs is impressive."

Booklist

"I can’t think of a more fitting title for this handsome coffee table book.…​He held my attention with his thoughtful approach to the perplexing issues of plant diversity, globalization, nativity and urbanization.…​As I closed the book, I had the sensation that I had traveled to see amazing gardens. What an incredible journey."

Oregonian

"You'll be ready to travel when you pick up Gardenlust by British plant expert Christopher Woods.…​Every designer, everyone who loves gardens and plants will want a copy of this book. It's the first real comprehensive survey of fabulous 21st century gardens."

Garden Design Online

"Gorgeous photographs."

Marin Independent Journal

"A sumptuous global tour of modern gardens."

East Bay Express

About the author

Christopher Woods

Christopher Woods began his gardening life at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. He was director and chief designer of Chanticleer, transforming it into one of America’s most exuberant, romantic, and flamboyant gardens, and made it renowned for creative and innovative techniques. He has served as vice president for horticulture at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden; director of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada; executive director of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden; and director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm.

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