Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration

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Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration25 Years of the Garden Conservancy

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a beautiful book that showcases fifty outstanding public and private gardens. The book was released by Abrams on September 22, 2015, and showcases eight gardens we have helped preserve and 42 of the more than 3,000 private gardens across the country that have been opened to the public through our Open Days program. See a map, descriptions of each garden, and more information in our media kit about the book.

The private gardens cover a wide variety of regions, habitats, designs, and plants, from early spring through autumn. Featured private gardens include Panayoti Kelaidis’s rock garden in Denver, CO; Deborah Whigham and Gary Ratway’s collection of native and Mediterranean plants and earth walls in Albion, CA; and James David’s imaginative mix of heat-tolerant plants, rills, and pools in Austin, TX.

Stunning photographs and engaging narrative bring the stories of these diverse and remarkable gardens to life.


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The book is also being sold for $50 at bookstores around the country and through online retailers. It launched as a best-seller on Amazon.com and is now into its second printing.  

Photographer: Marion Brenner. Editor: Page Dickey. Contributors: Patricia Steffan, Susan Lowry, and Laura Palmer.

Our deepest thanks to our supporters of Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration—25 Years of the Garden Conservancy:

  • Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund
  • Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld
  • The Stockman Family Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Stone

Selected media coverage of the book includes:

Outstanding American Gardens

Download a high-resolution photo of the book cover

Photo by Marion Brenner

Thank you!

Our deepest thanks to our supporters of Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration—25 Years of the Garden Conservancy:


 

Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund


 

Elizabeth C. B. and Paul G. Sittenfeld


 

The Stockman Family Foundation


 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Stone

See a list of all of the gardens featured in 

Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration
"Outstanding gardens teach and inspire"

Read Martha Stewart's full letter from her March 2016 magazine