Synopses & Reviews
This book offers a peek into the most beautiful private gardens of Los Angeles, one of the most verdant places on earth. Life here is meant to be lived outdoors and extravagantly, and these gardens reflect the town's larger-than-life personalities who take pride in their extraordinary garden sanctuaries.
The sunny, warm climate in L.A. allows garden designers to unleash their most creative gardening fantasies, using plants collected from all over the world. The twenty-five gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell's whimsical Bel-Air garden retreat to a garden of rare succulent plants at Jack LaLanne's former residence to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Southern-style country hideaway.
Featuring all-new photographs by Erica Lennard, coauthor of the bestselling book "The Art of Doing Nothing," this escape book is sure to appeal to gardeners and star-gazers alike.
About the Author
Erica Lennard is the photographer of the bestselling books The Art of Doing Nothing and The Art of Imperfection. Her other books include Gardens by the Sea and Artists' Gardens. Adele Cygelman is a freelance writer specializing in interior design and architecture. Her book Palm Springs Modern was published by Rizzoli in 1999.
Table of Contents
Mediterranean -- Romantic -- Exotic -- Country -- Formal -- Tropical -- Native -- Hollywood.