From the ancient hanging gardens of Babylon to modern Japanese Zen, Ruth Chivers discovers gardens through the ages and across the globe, exploring the history, design, horticulture, literary inspiration, folklore, and poetry of our beloved outside spaces in 365 daily entries.
Our love of nature finds its most obvious expression in our gardens. Through the ages and across the globe, civilizations and cultures have felt compelled to create an outside space of our own to connect with nature. In this fascinating visual collection, garden writer and gardener Ruth Chivers explores garden history, design, horticulture, literary inspiration, folklore, and poetry in 365 daily entries.
A Garden a Day covers everything from Sissinghurst to Japanese gardens, from a poem, “Garden by the Sea,” to the latest horticultural details of a rewilded garden, from imaginary gardens from literature to the real garden that inspired Matisse. Planting plans, botanical details, famous gardens, future garden ideas, and secret gardens are all included.
Visually stunning, the book has beautiful paintings of gardens, historic plans, botanical painting, and the best garden photography there is. It is a fascinating and essential book for any gardener who brings home the wonder of these spaces to all of us.
About The Author
Ruth Chivers is a gardening enthusiast, who has written and contributed to many gardening books and features for magazines as well as articles online. She is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers (FSGD), with a special interest in contemporary garden design, twentieth-century garden history, and low-maintenance garden design, and she lectures on garden design and garden history.