Woods, Christopher

This book includes gardens from Australia and New Zealand and is a sumptuously illustrated survey of 60 of the most innovative modern gardens from around the world – chosen by venerable garden-world authority Chris Woods.  Gardenlust takes  readers on a botanical tour through these 60 modern, global gardens. He visits unique private gardens and public spaces created by the top garden designers working today, including Dan Pearson, Luciano Giubbilei, and Mary Reynolds. He also visits eminent botanical and large-scale gardens such as the Denver Botanic Garden, Naples Botanic Garden, and Chihuly Gardens and Glass. The featured gardens reveal the best in contemporary garden design and emphasize how the strong influences of the past are being interpreted today. This must-have gift book for gardeners and travellers is packed with hundreds of inspiring colour photographs.

About the Author: 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.

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Timber Press, October 2018.  416 pages, hardcover, 354 colour photographs