Looking for books about unusual gardens

linnea2(z5 NY)April 13, 2004

I have a book called "Eccentric gardens" by Jane Owen and Eric Crichton (1990)

Great book, featuring a number of gardens with unusual themes.

I'm looking for more such books.

Does anyone have a recommendation?

I searched Amazon for used books on Bomarzo, and found them pricey and lacking even cover pictures.

Any recommendation on a good picture book on Bomarzo?

I don't mind paying for it if a preview looks promising.

Any language is fine. Any culture.

There is another wild sculpture garden near Rome, that I can't remember the name of. Need a book.

Anything with a mythic, philosophical or "funny" theme (not Disney), showing plant selection

and rock formations incorporating statuary or ornaments.

Grateful for any recommedations

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Hello, Linnea!

You MUST read the Beverley Nichols books. You probably can get them in your library. Dry British humor. I really enjoyed his books, Down the Garden Path, Sunlight on the Lawn, Merry Hall, Laughter on the Stairs, and more.
Check out the website for his reprinted books.


Here is a link that might be useful: Beverley Nichols

    Bookmark   April 14, 2004 at 4:41PM
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linnea2(z5 NY)

Thanks Evelyn,
I'll check my library!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2004 at 9:48PM
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