Synopses & Reviews
Explore the Pacific Northwest with expert author Alice Joyce as she visits a vast variety of garden destinations in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Within these pages you'll find such gems as a collection of unusual plants and ornaments in Vancouver's Southlands Nursery; perennial borders awash with blooms in Bellevue Botanical Garden; and the theatrical setting of the Little & Lewis Garden Gallery, boasting exotic plantings amid colorful sculptural installations and compelling water features. Each delectable garden is described in detail, giving readers a glimpse into the lives of those who created the garden, as well as tips on what spectacular plants are in bloom when. As an added feature, Gardenwalks in the Pacific Northwest also recommends select lodging -- accommodations with extraordinary gardens.
A delight for generalists and garden enthusiasts alike, this book is an indispensable resource for travelers throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
This engaging guide to exceptional gardens along the coasts of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia conveys the charm and allure of more than a hundred delightful destinations.
You will discover:
Arboretums and botanical gardens
Modernist gardens, which redefine traditional approaches to designing spaces
Gardens with great views, whose settings or themes make them special
Conservatories and indoor gardens
Classic Pacific Northwest and heritage gardens
About the Author
is an award-winning gardener and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle,
and author of Gardenwalks in California.
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 books reveal the acclaimed public landscapes, delightful private retreats, exceptional nursery display gardens, and specialty growers of uncommon plants that she encountered along the way.