This sumptuously illustrated survey of 50 of the most innovative modern gardens from around the world—chosen by venerable garden‑world authority Christopher Woods—is the perfect armchair travel guide.
“Beautiful colored photographs. . . . the variety of designs is impressive.” —Booklist
“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. 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 both the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Meadowbrook Farm. He lives in California.