Dan Austin’s new release offers a remarkable botanical journey through some of Earth’s most exotic locations in a celebration of photography, plants, and people.
Exploring floral terrain from truly remote tribal villages to the world’s most populous cities, this is a book for anyone with an interest in the wonders of our planet.
Each chapter discusses an amazing horticultural site of interest accompanied by fantastic images and botanical factoids. Some are iconic, while others are off the beaten track, but all are extraordinary.
From the crumbling ruins of Petra to the cutting-edge conservatories synonymous with Singapore’s skyline and everywhere in between, the traditional confines of a garden are tested, challenged, and transformed in this magnificently illustrated release showcasing over 300 full-colour images.
Over the years since its conception, the project has become an international collaboration with numerous centres of horticultural excellence abroad making contributions to the release. From the Bogor Botanic Gardens in Indonesia to the Jerusalem Botanic Gardens in Israel, even Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay have played a significant part in the text reaching fruition.
The sites featured within the pages of this publication aren’t your average gardens and the people are not your average gardeners, offering readers a chance to travel vicariously in a world of restrictions and inspiration for when the world opens up again.
Planned as part of a forthcoming series OFF THE GARDEN PATH: Green Wonders of the World will be followed by OFF THE GARDEN PATH: Green Wonder’s of Australia and subsequent releases.