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From the Publisher"The team behind 2010's Private Gardens of Connecticut heads west to the wilder terrain of the Hudson Valley. Garmey notes that while English gardeners 'have' gardens, Americans 'make' gardens. That active verb reverberates as she details the creation fo 26 distinctive private worlds, including Richard Jenrette's stunning reinvention of Gore Vidal's Edgewater estate and food writer Amy Goldman's 220-acre vegetable empires. Halls' sumptuous large-format photos seem to evoke the most beautiful season and time of day; one features an antlered buck posing pondside like landed gentry." —Upstate House
“Writer Jane Garmey and photographer John M. Hall document the ways homeowners have shaped this lush area of rolling hills and dramatic vistas. Some gardens are naturalistic; others, like a Japanese-style circle of raked stone and boulders…seem almost surreal”
Even for non-gardeners this is a delight of a book. Author, Jane Garmey, writes about 26 private gardens that appear to almost merge seamlessly into the surrounding countryside – its meadows, hills and valleys. Not to be outdone garden photographer John M Hall has captured and echoed Jane’s delightful prose with his clever and sometimes dreamy and ethereal pictures...beautifully produced and an absolute joy to peruse.
-The Foody Traveller.com