Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi: Vol. 1 : The American Horticulatural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and Arboreta
Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America is a comprehensive two-volume guide to nearly 2,000 gardens. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well asa listing of activities, educational programs, and any unique botanical features. Gardens are also indexed by type (Japanese, children's etc. and by designer; another index lists plant species and where they can be found. Twenty-four pages of color plates round out this portable directory of America's public gardens.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 144.8 x 226.1 x 27.9mm | 458.14g
- 01 Aug 2005
- Taylor Trade Publishing
- Lanham, United States
- Illustrations, maps
[Gardens Across America] informs garden lovers about public gardens both large and small and includes several hidden jewels. Athens Banner-Herald "The American Horticultural Society's guide to eastern public gardens and arboreta...lists all the essentials for planning an afternoon visit to a local park, a garen-hopping roadtrip, or a tropical gateway." Horticulture Magazine "If you like to visit public gardens on your vacation, you might want to get a copy of the American Horticultural Society's new book, Garden's Across America." -- Diana Blowers Dayton Daily News ...the guide provides detailed information and locator maps for nearly 2,000 public gardens east of the Mississippi." American Gardener Small enough to stuff in a handbag or leave in the car, this handy guide should appeal to anyone interested in public gardens east of the Mississippi River,... the book could encourage visits to less well-known places that suddenly appear along the way and look inviting for a short stop and discovery. -- Nancy Brachey Charlotte Observer "Small enough to stuff in a handbag or leave in a car, this handy guide should appeal to anyone interested in public gardens east of the Mississippi River." -- Nancy Brachey Corpus Christi Caller-Times "..the book could encourage visits to less well-known places that suddenly appear along the way' -- Nancy Brachey Corpus Christi Caller-Times Readable, useful and easy to carry along... It offers more than mere lists, with enough depth to encourage a turn off the highway to discover these gems. Charlotte Observer "... covers the basics in 27 states, Puerto Rico and the Distric of Columbia." "... accessible..." -- Linda Brazil The Capital Times "Readable, useful and easy to carry along, this reference guide for garden travelers covers about 735 places in the United States, east of the Mississippi River. It offers more than mere lists, with enough depth to encourage a turn off the highway to discover these gems." -- Nancy Brachey Charlotte Observer If you are still looking for inspiration, or you just like to visit beautiful gardens, then pick up Gardens Across America: Vol.1: East of the Mississippi . Better Homes and Gardens
About John J. Russell
A native of Alexandra, Virginia, John J. Russell has been a medical corpsman, history teacher, owner and operator of a chain of outdoor outfitter stores, and president of a directory publishing company. Thomas S. Spencer is a former lawyer who is currently working toward a degree in historic preservation at Goucher College. They both live in Washington, D.C.