I thought this was a charming book. It is an intimate study of the authors' 30-year old one-acre garden on Long Island. It is filled with beautiful photographs which track the garden's progress through time - showing both how it changes through the seasons, and how the design has grown and changed over the years. The accompanying text is delightful to read - a rather odd assortment of narrative about the progress of the garden, and funny little anecdotes about neighbors and people the authors have met during their lives. All this is interspersed with lists of plants and technical growing information. Their garden is broken up into "rooms", and they have both a rock garden and a water garden as well as woodland and wild areas and traditional perennial borders and shrub gardens. I found lots of ideas to "steal" from this book.