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Tropical Gardens of The Philippines

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Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in the lavish gardens of the Philippines.

Aimed at gardening enthusiasts, Tropical Gardens of the Philippines contains a rare glimpse into some of the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world today. It presents 42 spectacular contemporary gardens, both big and small, situated in and around Metropilitan Manila area and the nearby provinces...

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Overview

Full of stunning landscape photographs, this tropical gardening book is a delight for anyone interested in the lavish gardens of the Philippines.

Aimed at gardening enthusiasts, Tropical Gardens of the Philippines contains a rare glimpse into some of the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world today. It presents 42 spectacular contemporary gardens, both big and small, situated in and around Metropilitan Manila area and the nearby provinces of Laguna, Batangas and Cavite.

The vast majority of the gardens are in private homes. Introducing a contemporary gardening style that has been evolving in the Philippines over the past decade, as well as more traditional formal styles, it traces the development of garden design in all its forms. Designers new and old are showcased along with a number of talented home owners. Experimenting with both indigenous and introduced species, use of hardscapes such as local stones and pavers, bonsai, clipped shrubs and water features, some work along Oriental lines, others follow Western models.

Tropical Gardens of the Philippines is a lovely introduction to Filipino landscaping styles and a gardening aesthetic that combines the best of East and West with superior knowledge of plant cultivation and care. The book gives an insider's look at tropical garden design and landscape architecture, Filipino style.

Featured gardens include:

  • Casa de Nipa
  • La Vista Hilltop Garden
  • Ponce Veridiano's Garden
  • Santos Koi Pond Garden
  • Poolside Proscenium
  • Garden of Butterflies
  • And many more...
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"This book features 42 gorgeous, abundant tropical gardens around Manila and its suburbs. The photographs of lush tropical foliage and rich colors of the flowers are almost real enough to touch."— Chicago Botanic Garden

"Intended for "gardening enthusiasts," the full-color photos throughout this large-format book may inspire designers working in tropical settings. Brief text describes the landscapes, mostly residential, but the photos are the draw here for landscape architects."— Landscape Architecture Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804841542
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/10/2011
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lily Gamboa O'Boyle is an accomplished home entertainer and avid gardener originally from the Philippines where she distinguished herself as an actress. She is the author of Philippine Hospitality, Pacific Crossings and In the Gardens of the Philippines.

Elizabeth Reyes is a travel, arts and feature writer for various Asian magazines and the author of many books on Philippine design and architecture, including her groundbreaking Filipino Style.

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, an internationally acclaimed photographer, lived and worked in Asia from 1973 until 2013. Among his many books on Asian culture are Tropical Asian Style, Thai Style, and Filipino Style .

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