Garden Book Picks

The Daily Telegraph’s list of garden books is out – intended as suggestions for Christmas gifts, but it’s a good list of what caught the eye of British garden writers. Most notably from our end of things, is Great Gardens of America by Tim Richardson , photos by Andrea Jones (Frances Lincoln, 2009). This distinguished list includes quite a few I haven’t visited, although I can see them fitting into a garden tour in the not-too-distant future. Others, I’ve visited and led tours through, such as our hometown favorite, Windcliff, as well as Middleton Place in Charleston. Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown, Filoli in Woodside,


California, Monticello – this book may have been intended for the British audience, but it’s great find for gardeners in the U.S., too. A memory of what you’ve seen or a wish list of where to go, either way it should be on your table within easy reach when you need to dream.


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One Response to “Garden Book Picks”

  1. Jerry Finrow Says:


    Saw your photo of Filoli. We love that garden. Our daughter lives in Palo Alto and we frequently are in the area and always try to arrange a trip there for lunch or tea and stroll the gardens. It is a super place. Glad to see it included in the book you mentioned…..


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