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Gardenwalks in California: Beautiful Gardens from San Diego to Mendocino (Insiders' Guide)
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This engaging guide to exceptional gardens in California conveys the charm and allure of more than a hundred delightful destinations, including acclaimed public landscapes, appealing private retreats, and exceptional nursery display gardens.
For years author Alice Joyce has journeyed up and down the West Coast in a relentless quest to discover gardens where plants reign and the art of garden design flourishes. This book reveals the gardens she encountered along the way. Every gardenwalk write-up includes practical information that serves as a trip-planning tool, whether for a weeklong vacation or an afternoon stroll. Also included are an essay on garden styles, detailed appendixes, and a chapter of select lodgings whose own gardens are sights to behold.
You will discover:
" Eccentric and artistic gardens
" Japanese gardens
" Arboretums and botanical gardens
" Sculpture gardens
" Conservatories and indoor gardens
" Specialty and theme gardens, such as succulent gardens
" Winery gardens
" Gardens with great views, whose settings make them special
" Dramatic contemporary and modernist gardens
A delight for generalists and garden enthusiasts alike, this book is an indispensable resource for travelers throughout California.
About the Author
Alice Joyce is an award-winning gardener and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. For years she has journeyed up and down the West Coast in a relentless quest to discover gardens where plants reign and the art of garden design flourishes. Her book reveals the acclaimed public landscapes, delightful private retreats, exceptional nursery display gardens, and specialty growers of uncommon plants that she encountered along the way.
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