Amazing Gardens of the World

Spectacular Classic & Contemporary Gardens

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Pub Date 14 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 11 Mar 2022
Amber Books Ltd, Amber Books

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From the great temperate landscapes of North America to the deserts of North Africa and the subtropical ecosystems of Asia, Amazing Gardens of the World provides a brilliantly-informed snapshot of many of the greatest and best-known formal gardens from around the globe. In this book, wander the 200 hectares (500 acres) of England’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, reputed to have one of the largest and most diverse range of plants in the world; explore New York City’s High Line, where a disused railway track through the city’s Meatpacking District has been turned into a 2.3 kilometre (1.44 mile) elevated park; marvel at Beijing’s Summer Palace, a world heritage site dating from the 12th century, with a layout based on Chinese mythology and arranged according to the ancient principles of feng shui; see the palace complex of the Taj Mahal in Agra, designed in the Mughal style and with gardens planted with roses, narcissi, marigolds and jasmine, offering an intimation of paradise; wonder at the biophilic workspace of the Seattle Spheres, a futuristic office space populated by more than 40,000 plants; and experience the waterlilies and Japanese bridge of Claude Monet’s famous paintings at the great artist’s gardens at Giverny. Illustrated with more than 200 luxuriant images, Amazing Gardens of the World not only champions the splendour of the world’s most magnificent gardens, but also reveals many fascinating stories about the history of these places and the people who created them.

From the great temperate landscapes of North America to the deserts of North Africa and the subtropical ecosystems of Asia, Amazing Gardens of the World provides a brilliantly-informed snapshot of...


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Absolutely brilliant! I love gardens, books about gardens, wandering through gardens, talking about gardens, digging in the dirt...and I'm always giddy when I discover a new garden book. Especially this one. I was expecting to see many old favorites like the Alhambra, Versailles, Giverney, Villa d'Este, Kew Gardens and Great Dixter... but there was so much more! I was thrilled to see the lesser known, enigmatic Quinta da Regaleira in tiny Sintra Portugal. And Cornwall's informational Eden Project and spectacular Lost Gardens of Heligan, with its haunting backstory. And of course, who wouldn't want to visit Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, with its tropical foliage and giant cacti set against a gem-toned backdrop. This book is written like a bucket list for any garden lover in your life. How I would love to see a volume II !

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A beautiful, coffee-table book focused on gardens throughout the world - if you like looking at pictures of gorgeous gardens, then you will find nothing to complain about with this book. It delivers exactly what it promises: amazing gardens of the world. Makes me want to travel. But since I can't afford to travel, I look at books like this and dream instead.

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