As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
This book came out in January of this year and the subtitle is: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm.
This is one of my favorite new books for 2020. I adore the title.
The author Anna Pavord ("PAY-vord") said, "Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist’s eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America’s foremost stylists."
This is the overview from Timberpress:
“One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden.
Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.”
You will read this book and then head straight out to the garden. Let the chase begin!
This book is 272 pages of gorgeous gardens and design mastery - all shared to inspire today’s gardener.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORIA PODCASTA IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.