Gardens on the Edge (Hardcover)

A journey through Australian landscapes

By Christine Reid

Murdoch Books, 9781760634452, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 45.00*
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This lavishly photographed book, written and curated by internationally respected gardening author Christine Reid and shot by renowned photographer Simon Griffiths, focuses on 18 stunning gardens from around Australia situated on a natural 'frontier'-rainforest, desert, bushland, saltbush plains, a volcanic crater, the ocean's edge, a harbour. The featured gardens have been created or restored in locations where the surrounding natural landscape is as significant as the cultivated and designed elements. In its images and stories Gardens on the Edge is much about the diversity and character of the Australian continent as it about the gardens. The accompanying stories not only explore the establishment of the garden, but also reference Australian history and geography, and cover issues ranging from dealing with droughts and climate change to restoring a long-neglected kitchen garden.

About the Author

Christine Reid is an Australian garden writer whose wide interests include the social and cultural history of gardens and designed landscapes, both historic and contemporary. She contributes regularly to a wide range of Australian and international publications, including Gardens Illustrated in the UK. Christine has been a contributor to books including The Gardener's Garden (Phaidon, 2014) and The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2002) and researched and wrote all the Australian entries for the revised edition of The Oxford Companion to Gardens (Oxford University Press, 2006).