A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens


By:  Woods, Christopher

$59.95 Hardback
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8.5 X 10.5 in
416 pg

TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
GARDENING / Garden Design
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
This sumptuously illustrated survey from the venerable garden‑world authority, Christopher Woods, is the perfect armchair travel guide to 50 of the most innovative modern gardens from around the world.

“Beautiful colored photographs. . . . the variety of designs is impressive.” —Booklist

“An extraordinary collection of 21st-century gardens that will arouse the wanderlust in anyone keen on contemporary landscape design. . . . It would be hard to pick out the star turns from this line-up of brilliant botanical hot spots as they are all so inspiring. . . . The quality of the photography in this book is exquisite, and the images are plentiful. Whether you are a garden globetrotter or an armchair explorer, this book is definitely one to add to your collection.” —Gardens Illustrated

“A seductive new title. . . . Regardless of which gardens inspire the most awe in any individual reader, most if not all will feel the tug of wanderlust and the gardenlust to explore many of these new and beautiful landscapes.” —NYBG’s Plant Talk

“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
“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.” —The Oregonian

“Gorgeous photographs.” —Marin Independent Journal

“A sumptuous global tour of modern gardens.” —East Bay Express

“For many of us, gardens are where nature and human culture merge such that people experience life-altering epiphanies. No one gets this catalytic power of the spade better than Chris Woods, who has sleuthed and shared the world’s most numinous points of beauty in this book.” —Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at Denver Botanic Gardens

“A beautiful and relaxing tour through some of the loveliest gardens in the world!  The author’s original images provide a fine taste of their gorgeous plants and the creativity used in organizing them.” —Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Garden

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.