New Line Books, 2004. 224 pages, hardcover, colour photos throughout
OUT OF PRINT, 1 COPY ONLY. Celebrating the Irish garden, this title tells the stories and reveals the secrets of 20 gardens many of which are newly planted or recently restored. A personal friend of many of the owners, Olda Fitzgerald paints an informed and intimate portrait of these gardens and the people who created and maintain them. Each garden is explored, its design and planting analysed and its layout illustrated by a detailed plan. A comprehensive visitor’s guide gives addresses and opening times of the various gardens.