Connecticut Gardens takes readers on a visual tour of some of the state’s most breathtaking historic, public, and private gardens. From simple cottage gardens to stunning botanical achievements to sumptuous formal landscapes, this book introduces readers to the glorious gardens created by passionate amateurs, professional designers, and notable luminaries such as Frederick Law Olmstead, Gertrude Jekyll, and Beatrix Farrand. Hear their stories, learn the history and inspiration behind their designs, and the benefits of having public gardens. With lush photography and entertaining yet informative text, Connecticut Gardens is a delight to the senses and also serves as a useful guide for discovering new gardens to behold.
Caryn B. Davis is an award-winning photographer, a journalist and a best-selling author specializing in architectural, garden and travel photography. Caryn’s career has spanned the globe taking her to more than fifty countries, and her images and articles and have appeared in over sixty publications worldwide including the New York Times, Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic and others. Her first two books A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style and Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterwaysgarnered high accolades in newspapers and magazines nationwide. Additionally, Caryn has been interviewed on several television stations, featured in the New York Times and on NPR’s All Things Considered.