Gardens by the Sea gives an unprecedented view of these gardens, some never before open to the public eye. With creations along the coasts of New England and California and exotic gardens in Europe, each scene is vibrant in detail. In Tunisia, we visit a garden of sand; in Rhode Island, we relax in a garden of grasses; a Buddha holds court beneath a climbing rose in Malibu; in Normandy, a tower peeks above the palms. Each garden in the book is a fresh fantasy, a trip to a very special place.
Gardens by the Sea is lush with more than 250 photographs—at once poetic and striking—that set you in the midst of these inspiring places of splendor and grace, the perfect ambition for any gardener and tantalizing sanctuary for any beauty lover.
Author Biography: Alexandra d'Arnoux is the author of Family Houses by the Sea and Family Houses in the Country. She has writtenextensively for Maison et Jardin, Vogue, and House and Garden. She is the editor in chief of Architectural Digest (France) and lives in Paris.
Erica Lennard is an internationally renowned photographer, whose books include The Art of Doing Nothing, Artist's Gardens, Writer's Houses, and Breaking Ground. She exhibits her work in galleries worldwide and contributes to magazines such as Elle International, French Vogue, and House Beautiful.
Bruno de Laubadère is a journalist and garden historian whose books include The Secret Gardens of Paris.