If you need to be transported to a tropical garden some cold, winter day, your virtual plane ticket should be Tropical Garden Design by Made Wijaya.
Packed with gorgeous tropical gardens from cover to cover, filled with beautiful text from chapter to chapter, and loaded with bungalows and tropical cottages, your moments inside this book will erase any memory of the snow outside.
Here's the back cover photo illustrating Made Wijaya's work. The cascade of ferns always catches my attention.
My own tropical garden has improved by reading his book.
I now pay a lot more attention to form and contrast.
A History of Tropical Gardens
Courtyards & Walled Compounds
& Plant Lists
He even includes an entire chapter on Tropical Garden Art
I can't begin to imagine having a tropical garden in Bali.
But I can dream.
And isn't that what makes a garden book worth adding to your list?
Tropical Garden Design
by Made Wijaya
Published: 2003 by Periplus
Photos by Made Wijaya, Tim Street-Porter, & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
with over 350 photos & illustrations
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