Synopses & Reviews
Visit the most exclusive and spectacular gardens of the California Napa Valley, where fragrant flowers, enchanting pathways, and astonishing vistas await at every turn. Gardens of the Wine Country transports you to this lovely region's 40 most glorious private gardens. Molly Chappellet and Richard Tracy walk us through the regal grounds of Beaulieu Vineyard and Francis and Eleanor Coppola's Victorian paradise. We tour the secluded gardens of Peter Newton, stroll among hundreds of rose bushes at the home of Maria Minetti Farrow, and call on many other gorgeous estates. Page after page of lush photographs reveal beautiful verandahs and solariums, ponds and boxwood hedges, wild vines and tailored flower beds. Gardens of Wine Country offers abundant evidence of the joyful dedication that such a fertile region can inspire in those who love gardens.
About the Author
Molly Chappellet is an accomplished designer, gardener, and photographer who has lived in the Napa Valley for over 30 years. Her books include A Vineyard Garden and The Romance of California Vineyards.
Richard Tracy is garden editor for the Sacramento Bee. In the course of three decades he has served as a writer, photographer, and editor for the Bee's weekly California Life.