In Secret Gardens, readers experience the magic of discovering beautiful, intricately planned and meticulously cultivated hidden worlds. More than 200 spectacular images showcase 14 private gardens, extraordinary examples of landscape design that are inaccessible to the public, and which have never--or very rarely--been featured in any publication. From France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Caribbean, and more, these gardens offer a dizzying range of horticultural and conceptual diversity. The designers reflect on the steps that went into bringing the garden to life, and the book concludes with biographies of landscape architects whose work is featured within, explaining the creative vision of some of the most respected design professionals working today.
Landscape gardens featured include:
Fernando Caruncho, Majorca, Spain
Jinny Blom, Hertfordshire, England
Timothy Vaughan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Louis Benech, Pays d'Auge, France
Geoff Haughey & Richard Cadness, near Auckland, New Zealand
Ludwig Gerns, Germany
Dominique Lafourcade, Provence, France
Vladimir Sitta, Sydney, Australia
Erwan Tymen, Finistere, France
Fiona Brockhoff, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Erik Dhont, Normady, France
Gordon Collier, New Zealand
Pascal Cribier, Normady, France
As they are private gardens, most do not have official names.