45 Australian gardeners share their stories of passion and persistence in creating their own special places. Previously published as the coffee table book, 'The Open Garden'.
The Australian continent holds an extraordinary range of different climates and conditions which have resulted in richly varied gardens. 'A Garden Of My Own' tells the stories of 45 gardeners - from a fifth-generation pastoralist to a passionate cycad-collecting policeman - who worked with climate and setting peculiarities to make their own gardens.
The gardeners share a generosity of spirit, opening their gardens and their meditations to the public. Each tells of how they balance the demands of continuity against changing times or make innovative marriages of styles within their gardens because of the wider perspective provided by travel and reading. All create gardens that have a distinctly Australian sensibility.
From the cool temperate to the tropical, Mediterranean to the bush, this wonderful collection of tales captures the enchantment of gardening and the delicate alchemy of gardens.