Contents: Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932, English); Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959, American); Norah Lindsay (1876-1948, English); Marian Coffin (1876-1957, American); Florence Yoch (1890-1972, American); Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962, English); Edna Walling (1895-1973, Australian); Brenda Colvin (1897-1981, English); Herta Hammerbacher (1900-1985, German); Sylvia Crowe (1907-1997, English); Maria Teresa Parpagliolo Shephard (1903-1974, Italian); Joane Pim (1904-2002, South African); Ulla Bodorf (1913-1982, Swedish); Rosemary Verey (1918-2001, English); Cornelia Oberlander (1921-, Canadian); Rosmarie Weisse (1927-2002, German); Penelope Hobhouse (1929- English); Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002, French); Isabelle Greene (1934- American); Arabella Lennox-Boyd (1938- Italian); Nancy Goslee Power (1942- American); Topher Delaney (1948- American); Isabel du Prat (1954- Brazilian); Petra Blaisse (1955- Dutch); Monica Gora (1959- Swedish); Haruko Seki (1959- Japanese).
Kristina Taylor is a garden historian and writer. Born and brought up in Edinburgh, her travels as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, the South Seas, North and South America awoke in her a deep love of landscape and gardens worldwide and she now organises guided tours of the gardens of Japan. She has been Chair of the Japanese Garden Society Scotland since 2008, and is Vice-chair of the Garden History Society Scotland. She writes regularly for a number of publications, including Garden History Society Journal, Archaeologia Cantiana, Historic Gardens Review, Hortus, and Country Life.
This is an insightful reference work you'll want on your garden bookshelf to page through for ideas again and again. -- Jane Berger The American Gardener, Sept/Oct 2015