"Continues to be the best book about gardening in the South today. Technology and lifestyles have changed greatly since [Lawrence] wrote the book in 1941, but plants have not."
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lawrence's exceptional gift for writing about plants puts this volume in the category of fine literature, so even if you aren't a gardener, you'll still enjoy it. Be forewarned, though: If you aren't a gardener before reading A Southern Garden, chances are you will be when you finish. (Southern Living)
I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person. (Katharine S. White in Onward and Upward in the Garden)
An extraordinary evocation of the actual joy of handling plants and working the soil. (Penelope Hobhouse in Garden Style)
Gardening books written in elegant style and filled with information are rare indeed. (William Lanier Hunt)
The essential appeal of her book rests in its sense of place, its encyclopedic knowledge of plants and its conversational style. (Charlotte Observer)