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Nice "coffee table" book. Most of the gardens featured are on the grand scale but there are enough smaller gardens included in unique (& challenging!) settings to make it well worth reading (& looking at the pictures) for those of us with more modest properties & incomes.
Not a book for horticultural information on individual plants but a pleasant read for a Canadian winter. The full-page & panoramic photos are awesome.
This is a beautiful, inspirational book that describes 35 private gardens from B.C. to Nova Scotia. The colour photos are stunning, and brilliantly reflect some of the diversity of Canadian gardens. The small amount of text is written in the first person, in the voice of the gardener(s), and is a joy to read. It's clear that these gardens are the subject of much thought and reflection on the part of their people. Incidentally, several of the gardeners are well-known in their respective fields, such as Barbara Frum, Arthur Erickson and Beryl Ivey.