"'A City of Gardens: Glorious Public Gardens In and Around the Nation's Capital,' by Barbara Seeber gets close to home with helpful references covering the gardens of Washington....This handbook outlines its many gardens and offers some excellent interpretation of their features and spaces. The author has included complete information about 23 of the more prominent historic estates, botanic gardens, contemplation gardens and parks in the region."
"Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a 12-acre national park in Northeast devoted completely to water plants, is miles away from Washington's most popular tourist attractions. Nevertheless, it shouldn't be missed, says Barbara Seeber , author of ‘A City of Gardens,’ which includes a chapter on the Kenilworth gardens."
This guide would be a welcome addition to any gardener’s collection for it’s fact-filled pages and historical data, whether or not you still have your own garden. It might foster a trip to our nation’s capital to see all these wonders.
Seeber takes you for an in-depth tour of 23 estates, botanic and contemporary gardens, and parks. Each garden description is broken down into sections focused on the garden's history, a walking tour of the grounds, notes on interesting and unique plantings and off-the-beaten-path features. Also included are a bird's-eye view of the entire experience and directions on how to find the garden. The depth of description for each location is impressive.
Planners hosting a group in Washington, D.C., can help attendees and their spouses explore the city's greener side with the book 'A City of Gardens: Glorious Public Gardens In and Around the Nation's Capital.' The book, written by a gardening expert and editorial manager for the National Geographic Society, Barbara Seeber, takes visitors on a tour of 30 of Washington, D.C.'s often overlooked public gardens, including historic estates, botanic gardens, contemplation gardens, and parks.
“Barbara Seeber, the D.C.-based author of ‘A City of Gardens,’ a guide to area gardens says home gardeners can cop ideas from the ‘Friendship Walk,’ a path linking the rose and Japanese gardens. ‘It has some of the most wonderful shrubs you can grow in this area, like azaleas and witch hazels,’ Seeber says. ‘Of course, they are shown off at their best here.’”