Secret Gardens of Hollywood

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Secret Gardens of Hollywood

And Other Private Oases in Los Angeles

By Erica Lennard; Adele Cygelman; Erica Lennard (Photographer)

Universe Publishing(NY), Hardcover, 9780789308818, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2003

Description
This book offers a peek into the most beautiful private gardens of Los Angeles, one of the most verdant places on earth. Life here is meant to be lived outdoors and extravagantly, and these gardens reflect the town's larger-than-life personalities who take pride in their extraordinary garden sanctuaries.
The sunny, warm climate in L.A. allows garden designers to unleash their most creative gardening fantasies, using plants collected from all over the world. The twenty-five gardens in the book illustrate the remarkable range of styles in the area, from Joni Mitchell's whimsical Bel-Air garden retreat to a garden of rare succulent plants at Jack LaLanne's former residence to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's Southern-style country hideaway.
Featuring all-new photographs by Erica Lennard, coauthor of the bestselling book "The Art of Doing Nothing," this escape book is sure to appeal to gardeners and star-gazers alike.


About the Author
Erica Lennard is a photographer based in France who specializes in gardens and interiors. She is the photographer for "Breaking Ground", as well as for "Classic Gardens, Artists' Gardens", and Writers' Houses. She also participated in the photographing of "Gardens of the World". Lennard contributes regularly to international magazines such as "Elle, Elle Decoration, French Vogue", and "House Beautiful".

Adele Cygelman is a freelance writer specializing in interior design and architecture. Her book Palm Springs Modern was published by Rizzoli in 1999.

Erica Lennard is a photographer based in France who specializes in gardens and interiors. She is the photographer for "Breaking Ground", as well as for "Classic Gardens, Artists' Gardens", and Writers' Houses. She also participated in the photographing of "Gardens of the World". Lennard contributes regularly to international magazines such as "Elle, Elle Decoration, French Vogue", and "House Beautiful".