Gardens harness, enhance and revere the power of the earth; to enjoy one is to experience the most harmonious collaboration between man and nature. Each space is unique and a product of their individual climate and environment. A garden also reflects the history, culture, and architecture of the society that cultivated it. Gardens is a comprehensive visual exploration of these dynamic and engaging spaces. Along with the most celebrated gardens in the world, Gardens explores large-scale urban interjections and elaborate conservation projects giving fresh definition to Francis Bacon's idea that 'gardening is the purest of human pleasures'.
The Reflections series by Roads is a visual exploration of the spaces and buildings that mirror the cultures in which they play such a crucial part. Text in English, Spanish, French and German. Hardcover. 192 pages.
Check out our very own highlight of the Desert Botanical Garden in the book, featuring spectacular imagery of our plants and garden including the Ottosen entry garden with a view of Papago buttes in the background. It's a 4-page spread (pages 46-49) including 4 images with captions.