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Great Gardens of the World: In Search of Paradise - Penelope Hobhouse - a survey of some of the greatest gardens of the world, presented through magnificent photographic images and the descriptions
Shakespeare in the Garden, Mick Hales - images of gardens capturing Shakespeare's time combine with Shakespeare's words to illuminate fourteen gardens in England, the United States, and Canada, including the one at Northwestern University, Shakespeare's own gardens and the three great restorations of major Elizabethan properties by the Dowager Countess of Salisbury
The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World - thirty-two of the greatest public and private gardens on five continents, including Majorelle in Morocco, the Versailles gardens outside Paris, the Keukenhof flower show park in The Netherlands, and the Huntington Gardens in California
Gardens in the Spirit of Place, Page Dickey and John M. Hall - an insider's tour of some of the best examples of this philosophy, gardens that celebrate their regional origins above all
Gardens Around the World: 365 Days, Mick Hales - large and small, elaborate and intimate, public and private, tropical, subtropical, and temperate-all manner of gardens are featured in this lavish book filled with spectacular photographs
The Garden Lover's Guide to Italy, Penelope Hobhouse

Over 100 historic and beautiful Italian gardens, both public and private and open (at least by appointment) to the public are examined in this guide. Organized by region and located on regional maps, each garden is briefly described with details about its distinctive characteristics, hidden charms and striking features, shown in a full-color photograph, and described with a brief overview of open hours, contact information, driving directions, and nearby cultural attractions. Intricate three-dimensional garden plans are shown for a few of them.

.Available in the Garden Lovers series - The Garden Lover's Guide to...:
Europe, at $19.95 each: The United States, at $21.95 each:
France Spain & Portugal The Midwest The West Coast
Britain The Netherlands & Belgium The Northeast The South
Germany Ireland    
Italy Canada    

Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens, Vivian Russell

Inspired by a series of articles on Italian gardens written by Edith Wharton in 1904, the author followed Wharton's footsteps nearly a century later. illustrated with 200 color photos and 30 black-and-white drawings, the large-format volume tells the stories of the best of the remaining gardens. Follow the path past splashing fountains and iron gates, clipped hedges and haughty peacocks into a world forever tranquil and green.

Michelin Red Guides

Transit Maps of the World
Great for cartography-lovers and urban travellers

Replogle Globes
It's really important to see where things are these days

Walker Mesh Bags
Great for packing stuff

World Map Desk Pad



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