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Succulent Paradise: Twelve Great Gardens Of The World

Most botanical gardens include succulents in their collections; few are devoted solely to them. In Succulent Paradise, the reader is taken on a verbal and visual tour of 12 exceptional succulent gardens. See how a handful of landscaping and horticultural visionaries have juxtaposed indigenous and exotic plants with a blend of natural and created landscaping elements. Experience the impact and style of gardens in locations as diverse as steeply terraced Mediterranean cliffs, dusty Karoo plains, Mexico City’s metropolis, California’s canyons, and the red desert of Arizona. The authors have visited gardens around the world dedicated to the display, cultivation and propagation of succulent plants. In Succulent Paradise, they have expressed their love of these tenacious, yet surprisingly glamorous, plants as well as appreciation for those whose vision and persistence has created abundance, promoted conservation, and left a legacy for future generations. This book features 12 of the world's top succulent gardens on three continents (Africa, Europe, Americas). Stunning photography captures the spirit of each garden. Accurate species identification makes this more than just another gardening book. South Africa: Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester, Western Cape Obesa Gardens, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape France: Eze Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze), Cote d'Azur Jardin Botanique Les Cedres, Cote d'Azur Monaco: Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Cote d'Azur Italy: The Hanbury Garden at La Mortola, Ligurian Riviera Switzerland: Sukkulenten-Sammlung, Zurich United States: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona The Huntington Desert Garden, San Marino, California The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, California Mexico: Jardin Botanico del Instituto de Biologia de la UNAM, Mexico City

Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa (March 1, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1431700908

ISBN-13: 978-1431700905

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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I thought is would have glorious pictures of actual gardens - but only pictures of plants and plants are repeated which is a waste of space.

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