For many, visiting gardens both large and small, public and private, is one of the pleasures of modern travel.
The most urban New Yorker, Berliner, or Parisian will not miss the gardens of Kyoto or Souchow, Florence or Charleston, when on vacation. Louisa Jones explores ten types of gardens, and for each she proposes ten questions that the visitor might ask, along with suggestions of things to look for and think about.
Canadian by birth, Louisa Jones has lived in Southern France for nearly forty years. She is the author of many books on gardens and landscape, including The French Country Garden and Reinventing the Garden.
Louisa Jones explores the appeal of these spaces, provoking thoughts about the intersection between nature and art. Reading Jones’ ‘Ten Questions’ sections prime the mind for a trip down the garden path with intriguing queries and mini-essays.
An unusual and thoughtful book for travelers who love to visit gardens.
— Star Tribune
For someone who enjoys touring gardens, this book will offer plenty of food for thought.
— The Hartford Courant
Thoughtfully examines ten kinds of
gardens and presents questions and answers that will inform those who visit
such sites…. Illustrated with 185 color photographs, this books offers a
recommended reading list, and provides the address of the gardens, designers,
and other experts cited in the book.