GARDENS of CORFU
"This book takes the reader on a sumptuous tour of the gardens of Corfu. Perhaps Greece is not generally known for its fabulous gardens but this book shows us that in fact, there are magical gardens aplenty on this Ionian island – from historical gems to newly constructed gardens. The book is written in clear, informative language that brings the flora and fauna of Corfu to life. The tours around the gardens are full and interesting and this is a wonderful resource book for all those who are interested in Mediterranean-style gardens – from the designs, to the materials used right through to the appropriate plants for our changing world and ideas about practical gardening. The text is accompanied by an abundance of fabulous photographs which really show off these gardens to full advantage. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in beautiful gardens, from those who appreciate just looking at them through to garden designers."
"A coffee-table topper that explores the unexpected gardens of Corfu and will leave you yearning for your own island retreat. Reading Rachel Weaving’s book on Corfu gardens in a cold British spring is a marvelously cruel experience…her descriptions and Marianne Majerus’s images transport you instantly to lush, rocky hillsides bathed in Mediterranean sunlight, and a selection of gardens, both old and recently created… The chapter on contemporary gardens highlights some of the recent superstars of mediterranean garden design, including Alithea Johns, Jennifer Gay, and Thomas Doxiadis—many of whom use local plants and naturalistic effects from the surrounding landscape to create sustainable gardens… Weaving finishes with a wider look at the landscapes and plants of the island, including information on the beautiful wildflowers... The overall effect is that you develop a bad habit of regularly checking for flights online, in the hope that as soon as possible you will find yourself sitting under one of the beautiful pergolas she features, draped in blooming wisteria."