While perusing through Borders Books for a gift for a colleague I stumbled upon Mick Hales, Gardens Around the World: 365 Days a wonderfully photographed and comprehensive volume of gardens from, as the title says, around the world. The book has distinctive photographs of gardens, which, as the introduction points out, capture each garden’s essence well. As anyone who has photographed gardens will know, this is not an easy task, especially in small spaces. This book would be especially useful for those looking for inspirational images to use for establishing a style of garden design, or as inspiration for travel plans.
Plus, at the size of an oversized brick, this compact yet dense volume can serve well if the reader is accosted by a dinner guest who has had a bit too much wine.
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