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Exploring Gardens & Green Spaces

From Connecticut to the Delaware Valley

Magda Salvesen (Author)


An illustrated guidebook to a rich array of 148 designed landscapes along the Northeast Corridor.

Nestled all along the northeast corridor, a profusion of horticultural gems and designed landscapes beckons visitors, from celebrated formal parks, estates, and arboretums to less familiar—and often hard to find—gardens. This unique guidebook features 148 of them, providing readers with an incomparable resource for locating and exploring the region’s green spaces—many with historic homes at their center.

Whether large, sumptuous, and impressively maintained, or modest in size, budget, and staff, all have distinctive historical, artistic, and horticultural offerings that make them well worth a trip. Mt. Cuba Center and Winterthur in Delaware, Longwood Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania, Grounds for Sculpture and the Leonard J. Buck Garden in New Jersey, the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden on Long Island, Stonecrop Gardens and Innisfree in the Hudson Valley, and Elizabeth Park and Hollister House in Connecticut are just a few of the great gardens highlighted.

Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and twenty-nine maps, with a fund of practical information for each entry—including transportation, nearby eateries, and other sites of interest, Exploring Gardens and Green Spaces is a veritable tour guide at your fingertips, showcasing an array of gardens that await discovery.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70626-0
  • 6.2 × 8.7 in / 368 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Each garden article provides fascinating information on a specific garden as well as driving directions and nearby hospitality. Garden enthusiasts planning on traveling the Northeast corridor will find much to be excited about.” — Reference and Research Book News

“[H]ighly informative.... Abundantly illustrated.... Salvesen has an admirable skill in reporting the histories and character of individual landscapes, as well as the proposed future of these green spaces.” — Current Books on Gardening and Botany published by the Chicago Botanic Garden

“The variety of offerings is stunning…. [I]deal for any time of the year.” — Main Line Media News

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