What do we expect of gardens, both when we make them and when we visit them? Could we get more from them, if we thought harder about what it is we want and why we make gardens? With such questions in mind, garden designer and critic Rory Stuart approaches the experience of being in a garden from various perspectives, overturning assumptions and suggesting ways of getting more from any garden. The book is illustrated with color photos throughout.
"This intriguing book asks how gardens affect us and what constitutes good taste in a garden. Along the way there are no-holds-barred assessments of well-known gardens and the author's eclectic choice of the world's ten best gardens. A stimulating thought-provoking read."—Daily Mail (London)