The Joy of Exploring Gardens

60 Travel Experiences to Uplift and Inspire.

The joy of exploring gardensWell, summer is over. Halloween is almost upon us and then it’s Christmas. Now is the season to start thinking about gifts, and here is a suggestion for a garden or a travel lover – The Joy of Exploring Gardens: 60 Travel Experiences to Uplift and Inspire.

This beautiful book guides us through the world’s most spectacular gardens, plus 120 travel ideas to ignite a love of outdoor spaces. There are trip planning tips and plenty of information to best experience each of the fascinating gardens listed.

The Joy of Exploring Gardens introduces the reader to the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore (my personal favourite), Japan’s famous Kenroku-en Garden; and the Kyoto Temple Gardens should not be missed.

At-a-glance reasons to visit

There are Q&As with experts, and personal accounts from writers who have experienced the charm of each of the gardens, plus insights and thoughts from a specialist closely linked to the garden. The book includes at-a-glance reasons to visit that offer a glimpse into what you can expect to find in each garden, from water features to rainforest walks, from city views to upcycled sculptures. For those with mobility worries there is an overview of the path and ground conditions and the availability of accessible toilets and other amenities for visitors with disabilities and mobility issues. There are tips to help you get there including local transport, when to go, what to take with you, must-do activities, and experiences to enjoy.

The Joy of Exploring Gardens covers gardens from around the world including those in Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, making this the perfect gift for keen gardeners, those who appreciate the wonder of gardens, and also travellers.

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The Joy of Exploring Gardens
Published by: ‎Lonely Planet
Price: £19.99
ISBN-13: 978-1837580590