Synopses & Reviews
This is an idea book for your imagination, full of concepts, images, and principles that can help you take what is now a yard and make it into an enchanted gardena landscape full of personal meaning and magic. Julie Moir Messervy lends her spiritual sensibility and sensual writing style to a book about gardening as an act of creating emotional space. Through meditative and hands-on exercises, garden design tips, anecdotes drawn from Messervys gardening experiences and those of her clients, students, and family, and thoroughly engaging prose, we come to realize that the creative process is both a personal journey and a method for giving life to our own gardens. Illustrated with Barbara M. Bergers evocative charcoal drawings of the gardens of dreams and the imagination. Julie Moir Messervy is a renowned landscape designer, prolific garden lecturer, and critically acclaimed author whose prior books include Contemplative Gardens and The Inward Garden. She has collaborated on numerous landscape design projects, including a new Music Garden in Boston with legendary musician Yo-Yo Ma. This project will be the subject of a documentary film that will open at the Venice Film Festival in Fall 1997, and will air on PBS in early 1998.