“Consult the genius of the place
in all,” Alexander Pope famously
wrote, advocating gardens that are in
harmony with the landscape rather than
imposed upon it.
Gardens in the Spirit of Place takes
us on an insider's tour of some of the
best examples of this philosophy, gardens
that celebrate their regional origins
above all. This book profiles 18 beautiful
gardens from across the United States.
Whether it's an eastern woodland garden
on Mount Desert Island, Maine, a Wisconsin
farmland garden on Lake Pewaukee, or
a garden planted in gravel in Palo Alto,
California, each garden presented here
is a sensitive and original response
to its surroundings.
For those who want to make their own
regional gardens, the book is full of
new ideas and inspiration.