From Library Journal
This delightful guide identifies the best gardens from Maine to Virginia. (In early 2000 the publisher will offer Southern Gardenwalks and West Coast Gardenwalks.) Following the opening discussion on various garden styles (e.g., Asian, colonial, and conservatory), the gardens (arranged by state) are profiled, some in detail, some in a single paragraph. Gardens in other U.S. regions are also briefly described. The index is arranged by garden type. (LJ 6/1/97)
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Harrison and Rosenfeld have penned guidebooks for lovers of art and for those who enjoy walking in appealing settings. This recent effort offers brief essays on styles of gardens before plunging into spirited vignettes describing visits to gardens spanning Maine through Connecticut, and on to Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Included are many little-known gardens awaiting discovery by lovers of horticulture and nature. Specialty gardens, private landscapes, famous estates, and must-see botanic gardens are part of the trove of places to visit, complete with information on access and directions. Capsule descriptions of additional sites follow lengthier sketches of highlighted gardens; and an abbreviated listing contains information on gardens in other states across the country. Alice Joyce